Alonzo Horton: Decision Time

He is one of the last targets left on the board for the Cats. Following a tremendous recruiting weekend that saw the Cats reel in commitments and host numerous players, one of them Northwest Mississippi CC LB - Alonzo Horton says he is nearing a decision.

Alonzo Horton is going through the recruiting process for a second time. A linebacker at Northwest Mississippi CC, he reopened his recruitment in late November after Ed Orgeron was fired at Ole Miss. Horton took an official visit to Kansas State last weekend and talked about the experience.

"The visit went well," Alonzo Horton replied when asked about his trip to Manhattan. "Everything went good, and I really enjoyed myself."

Horton had a lot of good things to say about the facilities at K-State, but he spoke most favorably about the KSU coaching staff.

"You know it's the Big 12, and all the schools in the Big 12 have nice facilities," Horton said. "The coaching staff, they were real down to earth, straight-up forward people. The coaches shot it to me straight. They don't shoot you any bull crap. This is my second time going through the recruiting process, and I know what is real and what's not."

Horton's visit to K-State was his second and final official visit. He also tripped to North Texas earlier in the recruiting process.

"No, actually I'm not," Horton said when asked if he was planning on taking anymore visits. "I've been to North Texas and Kansas State. Those are the only visits I've taken thus far."

It could come down to the Wildcats and the Mean Green for Horton's services. Does either school have an advantage?

"North Texas is my leader," Horton said. "I really want to come in and start right away. I only have two years left to play college football, and the ultimate goal is to get to the next level. I've got a chance to come in and start right now, and I like that."

Horton is planning on making his college destination known this Saturday.

"Call me back on Saturday," Horton said. "That's when I'm going to go public with my decision."

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