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ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN 150 safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) announced on Friday he has moved his college decision to Nov. 29. The announcement will be on ESPNU's "Recruiting Nation," which airs at 5 p.m. ET.

The four-star athlete will chose between Florida, Florida State, Texas and Oklahoma. Harris said he wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving to make his decision.

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Derek Tyson/ESPN.comMarcell Harris is rated the No. 7 safety in the nation and the No. 68 overall player in the ESPN 150.
“That’s why I was waiting until after Thanksgiving," Harris said. "So I could sit down, enjoy Thanksgiving and talk about some other things with my coaches, because I didn’t get to talk to my coaches before all of this and everything else. So it will be a great time to sit down with everybody.”

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ESPN 150 safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) has finalized his plans to make a college decision. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound four-star prospect will make his verbal commitment on ESPNU's "Recruiting Nation" on Nov. 29 between 5-6 p.m. ET.

Harris, the No. 7-ranked safety in the country, will choose between Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma and Texas. The Under Armour All-American has officially visited all four of his finalists.

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Marcell Harris sets decision date 

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN 150 safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) has set his college decision date for Nov. 16.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound safety will chose between Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma and Texas. Harris hyperexented his knee in Dr. Phillips game last Thursday. The injury isn't severe and will only keep him out a few weeks, but Harris said it was enough for him to rethink his recruiting strategy.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comMarcell Harris is ranked the No. 66 overall prospect in the ESPN 150.
"I took four official visits to Texas, Oklahoma, Florida State and Florida," Harris said. "I don't think there will be a fifth one with everything that's going on. My recruiting has been going pretty good. I've been talking with my coaches almost everyday. I think I'll have my decision by Nov. 16."

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CFB Live: Top Big 12 players

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College football Live looks at some of the top returning players in the Big 12.

Podcast: Big news in the Big 12

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Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook got together to discuss the Big 12-SEC bowl announcement and the on-going rumors of possible additions to the Big 12.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television contract extension with ESPN, announced Wednesday, is the first of three major conference deals expected to be finalized in the next few months.

The ACC contract was extended after the addition of new members Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh last September. The shifting of schools as part of conference realignment also led to changes in the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference that has those existing deals in play, too.

The ACC deal is worth $3.6 billion over the next 15 years, according to The Associated Press. That puts the ACC behind only the Big Ten and Pac-12 in terms of the average revenue per school, per year by one measure (viewing all current contracts divided between conferences’ 2012-13 membership.)

SportsBusiness Daily has reported the Big 12 has verbally agreed to a new contract with ESPN and FOX for its first-tier rights for $2.6 billion over 13 years. That would bring the per-year average for the Big 12 to $200 million and the per-school, per-year average to $20 million. The SEC is expected to reopen its contract talks with ESPN following the addition of the University of Missouri and Texas A&M.

ESPN had no comment on any of the deals, which vary in what slate of rights are included, but a spokesman did say that the network is in regular contact with its business partners.

With all of the shuffling and extensions, it can be hard to keep up. Here’s a listing, according to information from The Associated Press, SportsBusiness Daily, SportsBusiness Journal and Adweek, of where things stand now. The Big 12 extension is not included because it has not been finalized. Also, per-year averages and per-school, per-year averages are straight averages and do not take into account actual variances by year as stipulated in individual contracts.

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Board Meeting: April 23, 2012 

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Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Texas falls behind for Maurice Smith: Max Olson went out to Sugar Land Dulles to catch up with Maurice Smith. There was a time when Smith could have been a lock commit for the Longhorns, but they waited to make their offer.

Now it appears as if Texas coaches might regret that decision. Sure, it’s a long time until February 2013 when Smith’s decision becomes official. He hasn’t even committed yet. However, at this point, he has definitely cooled on Texas.

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Big 12 hoops season starts this week and ESPN.com's Jason King takes a look at the conference favorites as well as which players will take home the postseason awards.

Here's a look at Jason's predicted finish:

1. Kansas: Never sell Bill Self short.

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Bowl debate: Big 12 vs. Pac-12

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The Pac-10 and Big 12 nearly got married last year, but only Colorado ended up eloping with the now-Pac-12.

You know: The conference that can count!

But the Pac-12, which has, yes, 12 teams, and the Big 12, which has 10 teams (though it's often hard to keep up with which ones), play each other in three bowl games this holiday season.

Joy to the world.

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Texas is no longer looking for an explanation as to why Kenny Vaccaro was flagged for his hit against Missouri’s De’Vion Moore.

It’s looking to change the circumstances around the flag altogether.

“I am going to recommend to the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) that the official upstairs should be able to have an instant replay on any play that could change the game,” Texas coach Mack Brown said.

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AUSTIN, Texas -- There is little doubt that TCU’s move from the Mountain West Conference to the Big 12 on July 1, 2012 will boost its recruiting abilities in and around Fort Worth. Just how soon the Horned Frogs are able to capitalize remains to be seen.

Here are the opinions of three juniors from the Fort Worth area, as well as Texas coach Mack Brown’s opinion on the conference’s newest member:

OL-DL A’Shawn Robinson (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights)

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