ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Five-star defensive back Edward Paris Jr. of Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview has considered announcing a commitment on his birthday in late March.
Edward Paris Jr. could make a decision soon.
But he said Saturday there's a good chance that won't happen now.
His decision isn't likely to get delayed, though.
Instead, it seems Paris, who has a top three (in alphabetical order) of Florida, LSU and Texas, will do something sooner.
Possibly much sooner.
"I just feel like whatever decision I'm going to make, it's going to be 100 percent, and I feel like I'm almost there to that 100 percent," Paris told 247Sports on Saturday at the New Level Athletics 7 on 7 Southeast Regional. "I'm about at like 98."
Then, Paris added that a commitment could happen before the weekend ended.
"It might be tomorrow," he said.
In a nutshell, Paris, the No. 15 overall prospect and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite, said the fan bases and the coaching staffs are two of the main reasons the Gators, Tigers and Longhorns stand out.
That said, LSU appears to be the team to beat. He has visited the Tigers multiple times (most recently on Feb. 16 for junior day) is a Louisiana native, and has grown extremely close with the people around that program.
According to Paris, he has been on campus at Texas three times, but has yet to check out Florida in person.
The 6-feet-1, 180-pound Paris had hoped to visit the Gators on Friday, but those plans fell through. He talked Saturday about possibly trying to make his way to Gainesville on Sunday, but its appears he won't have enough time to do so.
NOLES-TIDE BATTLE FOR STANDOUT LB?
Two teams have emerged as the front-runners for standout inside linebacker Kain Daub of Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood.
"Florida State and Alabama," Daub said.
What's interesting about this is that the primary recruiters from those schools were colleagues not that long ago. For Florida State, new Seminoles defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who recently joined that program after a stint at Alabama, is Daub's guy. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is his recruiter for the Tide.
Of Pruitt, Daub said, "That's probably the best relationship I have with any college coach right now. I knew him when I was a freshman. He just told me to keep working, that he was going to be coming back when I get older."
Daub's relationship with the FSU staff is arguably the Seminoles' biggest selling point.
Daub also seems to be tight with Smart. According to Daub, his relationship with Smart and the Tide isn't as strong as the one he has with the Seminoles, but "we talk every night."
As for upcoming trips, Daub said "I'll be going to Alabama and Tallahassee soon."
Regarding LSU, the team Daub once was committed to, he said he no longer speaks to the Tigers.
"I don't really have a relationship with them," Daub said.
Daub is No. 12 overall and No. 1 at inside linebacker in the 247Sports rankings. In the 247Composite, he's No. 38 overall and No. 3 at his position.
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Few players had as much success Saturday as five-star receiver Ermon Lane of Homestead (Fla.) -- No. 1 player at his position nationally in the 247Composite -- as he seemed to catch one touchdown pass after the other.
Right now, Lane claims 17 offers.
At this point, though, the 6-feet-3, 193-pounder doesn't have any leaders. Recent offers have come from the likes of Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss.
While Lane won't name a favorite, he admits his offer from Alabama stands out.
"They stand out because they've won three of the last four national championships," Lane said. "They're No. 1."
Asked to name three things he'll be looking for in a program, Lane replied, "Good academics, good coaches and a good offense."
This spring, look for Lane to visit Alabama and LSU.
That would be his second trip to Tuscaloosa. He attended a camp there last year, and enjoyed the vibe in T-town, particularly his time with the coaching staff.
"They're great," Lane said. "They're some great guys. They treat everybody like family."
Lane knows Tide star receiver Amari Cooper well. Cooper, of course, is a south Florida native.
"I've been talking to Coop," Lane said. "He's a great kid. He's awesome."
THE WHITE STUFF
Sean White remembers what it was like scratching and clawing for that first offer, and how difficult the wait was for No. 1 to arrive. These days, it seems as though the quarterback from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University is picking up an offer or two every week.
"I have seven [offers] now," White said.
Cincinnati was the latest. The Bearcats offered Friday. West Virginia offered on Feb. 16.
White said he's trying "to take it all in" right now and that no program stands out. But he said the Mountaineers offer did get his attention.
"It's because the offense they run," White said. "They put up big numbers."
White, who is 6-feet-2, 204 pounds, said he'd like to visit West Virginia along with the major programs in North Carolina sometime this spring. No dates are set yet.
Wake Forest was the first program to offer White, who passed for more than 3,000 yards in 2012 and is quarterbacking the South Florida Express team this weekend.
PROGRAMS NOT GIVING UP ON LSU COMMIT
Class of 2015 cornerback Kevin Toliver II of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian verbaled to LSU last November. But that really hasn't scared other programs away.
That said, Toliver said Saturday, "I'm pretty strong to LSU."
So, who's giving chase? And is he listening?
"They're still coming after me," Toliver said. "Florida State, Florida, Miami and Ohio State. I'm listening because anything could happen at LSU."
Toliver recently attended a junior day at Florida State and gave the trip good reviews. He plans to get to know the staff, which has several new coaches, better in the coming months.
Meantime, look for Toliver to camp with the Tigers in Baton Rouge this summer. Even though he's from Jacksonville, he has family near LSU, which certainly hasn't hurt the Tigers' cause in his recruitment.