“I just felt like it was a great fit for me and it’s close to home,” Flagg said. “The hard working players that they have, I feel like everyday I will get better. The relationship that I’ve built with coach Kennedy is great and the whole coaching staff. With what they are building I feel like I can be a big part of that.”
Flagg picked the Aggies over his eight finalists, which included Florida, LSU, Miami, NC state, Northwestern, Oregon and Texas. Flagg officially visited Texas A&M the weekend of September 3rd.
“It was clicking that, that was the place for me in the summer,” Flagg said. “When I went on the official visit, it clicked that this was my home and where I want to be.”
Ultimately, Flagg felt wanted by Texas A&M and that was shown through their head coach.
“Him always being in touch with me,” Flagg said. “Him showing his face all the time. Being at every single game this summer. He showed that he really wanted me.”
Over the spring and summer, Flagg played on the Under Armour circuit with the Houston Defenders. Through 12 games, Flagg averaged 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, while making nearly 36-percent of his three-point attempts.
“What they’ve told me is they’d play me as a combo guard and someone that can do everything,” he said. “We can put pressure on the defense, by having four guards on the court and having a big wing that can rebound. I’ll be able to get the ball off the glass and push it, rather than finding a guard.”
Flagg ranks as the No. 55 overall prospect and No. 12 small forward in the 2017 recruiting class.
Kennedy’s program now has three pledges in their 2017 class, as Flagg joins four-star point guard T.J. Starks and Texas native Isaiah Jasey to make up their current recruiting class.