Westwood High School (Austin, Texas) quarterback, Bear Fenimore, took a trip down to College Station this weekend to see Texas A&M's scrimmage. The talented quarterback said overall it was a very successful visit and he learned a lot.
"I thought it went very well," Fenimore said. "There weren't a lot of recruits there, so there was a lot of opportunities to talk with coaches. We went on a tour of the facilities and weight room while I was there. We also got to interact with the players a little bit before and after the scrimmage. It was cool being in the locker room with them. I hadn't really experienced anything like that before. It was my first visit to Texas A&M."
While on his visit, Fenimore had the opportunity to talk to one of Texas A&M's early enrollees, Matt Davis. Davis, who graduated from Klein Forest High School, was a 4-Star quarterback recruit that was in Fenimore's situation not too long ago.
"I was a little surprised," Fenimore said. "I knew the quarterback coach (Kliff Kingsbury), but there were other coaches that were familiar with me there too. It was cool to see all the other high level recruits there. Just being able to interact with the college players was pretty neat. I talked to Matt Davis, who is an early enrollee. Davis told me that he chose Texas A&M because it is close to home. He told me he feels he has an opportunity to compete there. He also asked me if I was interested in coming to the school and encouraged me to keep working hard."
Fenimore has had his eyes on a few other SEC schools that have shown interest including LSU and Alabama, so one thing he wanted to learn from the Aggies on his visit was how the program planned to prepare for one of the nation's toughest conferences.
"I liked how I was able to learn what they are planning to do when they move into the SEC," Fenimore said. "I came into the visit with a lot questions like whether they were going to run the ball more now… During the scrimmage it was cool to see the head coach, Kevin Sumlin, so calm. The players were so pumped up on both sides of the ball. I talked to Kingsbury and he said he liked my film and that he's excited to watch me in the future."
Next Saturday, Fenimore will be participating in the National Underclassmen showcase. This summer, he plans to attend the Texas A&M, SMU and Baylor camps. He's also working out how to visit both the Oklahoma and the Alabama camps since they are on the same dates.