DE Alex McCalister to announce at 1 p.m.

January, 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.

Miller Safrit/ESPN.comMiller Safrit/ESPN.comAlex McCalister calls coaches from his final list of schools to let them know his decision before Mondays' news conference.
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.

Alex McCallisterMiller Safrit/ESPN.comThe Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth gym is set for Alex McCalister to announce his decision Monday afternoon.
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.



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