Jamaal favors the Longhorns slightly over the Aggies, Gators, Kansas State and Arizona.
"They're a good team," Charles said about Texas. "It's a good school to go to. They're my dream team—I wanted to go there since I was in middle school. I might commit. My cousin, Rayland Johnson, used to play FS for them—that's why I watched them.
"A&M is also a good team, a good school to go to."
When pressed to distinguish the Longhorns from the Aggies, Charles said bluntly, "I don't know how they're different."
Jamaal excels in the high hurdles and wants to go to a college that will let him compete in track. He says he might make his decision during the season, but couldn't be more specific.
Last season he rushed for 2068 rush yards and 24 touchdowns.
He carries a 3.1 GPA but needs a better test score to qualify.