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DE Alex McCalister to announce at 1 p.m.

1/23/2012

Four-star defensive end Alex McCalister (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) announced live Monday at his school his choice of college, the University of Florida.

1 p.m. -- Alex does the chomp as he announces he'll attend the University of Florida. His mother joins him in the chomp.

1 p.m. -- Alex thanks everyone who helped him, his mom, coach, grandparents.

12:59 p.m. -- Snow welcomes everyone, thanks coaches, faculty and students for attending. He hands over the microphone to McCalister.

12:54 p.m. -- Just received the 5-minute warning from West Forsyth head coach Adrian Snow and we appear to be right on time for a 1 p.m. start.

12:51 p.m. -- There are now four television news teams and several other media in attendance. The North Carolina hat finally arrived and all three finalist's hats are sitting on the table.

12:38 p.m. -- Confirmation that, though there are just two hats on the announcement table, a third hat, expected to be North Carolina, is on its way.

12:21 p.m. -- McCalister steps out of the gym, presumably to phone the respective coaches at Florida, UNC and Georgia Tech to let them know of his decision.

12:18 p.m. -- McCalister and his family arrive at the West Forsyth gymnasium, where two hats are placed on the main table. Florida and Georgia Tech. Looks like he has already eliminated in-state UNC from his top picks.