The nation's top remaining recruiting battle is expected to be settled this morning when defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat of Plano West (Texas) High School makes his college choice.
Jeffcoat has set a press conference for 11 a.m. ET at his school, ESPN's Gerry Hamilton has reported. His list of finalists has been trimmed to Texas, Oklahoma and Houston.
Jeffcoat's decision is spiced by a couple of intriguing details. Texas has been considered the favorite down the stretch. But Oklahoma has already attracted his twin sister, Jacqueline, with a basketball scholarship.
His father, former Dallas Cowboys standout defensive end Jim Jeffcoat, is a member of Kevin Sumlin's staff at Houston. He would serve as his son's position coach if he chose the Cougars.
Jeffcoat's announcement is the nation's top recruiting battle and the only where South Division rivals Texas and Oklahoma are squaring off.
Texas has rarely lost a recruiting battle for a top in-state player in recent years. But the challenge the Longhorns will face from Oklahoma and Houston will be the sternest that Mack Brown has faced -- with several extenuating circumstances.
I won't even hazard a guess on which way Jeffcoat will go later this morning.