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Santos commits to Texas

VAN, TX (KLTV) - The #1 ranked inside linebacker in the country is Austin-bound.

Dalton Santos confirmed with ESPNDallas.com that he has switched his commitment from Tennessee to Texas.

The Van senior collected 101 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, an interception and one defensive touchdown, playing sparingly in many of the Vandals blowout wins.

With Santos' commitment, Texas will bring in eight of the state's top 15 prospects on national signing day Wednesday.

UT now has 26 commitments for its 2012 class.

Santos has been committed to the Vols since August, but took a trip to Austin this weekend and a strong push from head coach Mack Brown and offensive line coach Stacy Searels resulted in Santos' change of heart.

Santos and hundreds of other athletes will officially sign with schools during national signing day on Wednesday.

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