"It's close to home and my friends and family can come watch me for every game and I wont have to go a couple states away for prep school. It just shortens up the journey a little bit."
"I've taken a few unofficials over there and I've played open gym with the team and everything."
The 6-foot-10 big man out of Friendswood (Tex.) High said he had interest from Pittsburgh, Illinois, USC and Texas Tech if he had reclassified to the 2009 class. Western Kentucky and Witchita State were among the schools still after him for 08.
The plan is to enroll at Texas A&M in the near future and redshirt during his first year on campus.
"I'm going to redshirt first, but I get a long with [the team]," he said when asked how he'd fit in at A&M. " They play the fast break offense that I like and feel comfortable playing in."