Aggies Land Second 2006 Recruit

Billy Gillispie's Texas A&M Aggies are now the proud owners of a pair of commitments from the Class of 2006. On Thursday night, A&M landed its second in-state recruit from the current junior class.

Jerrod Johnson of Humble (Tex.) was the first prospect from the Class of 2006 to cast his lot with Billy Gillispie's Texas A&M Aggies. On Thursday, Plano High's Joseph Fulce became the second.

Fulce, a 6-foot-6 wing who tips the scales at 185 pounds, is a multi-positional player, according to his high school coach Tom Inman.

"He's got great perimeter skills," Inman said. "He handles the ball well, he's just got to get stronger." Fulce averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds as a junior for Plano.

The Aggies went hard after Fulce and used a longstanding relationship between his high school coach, Gillispie and Aggies assistant Buzz Williams to obtain the early commitment.

"I've known Buzz and Billy for a long time and everyone wins with this one," Inman said. "You need to go where you're really wanted."

. SMU and Colorado, according to Inman, had made offers and it was just a matter of time before others got involved. Miami, Texas and Kansas made inquiries.

"He's Sam Perkins-esque" Inman remarked when asked to describe his star player's game.

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