"The coaches made me feel great, the players all knew me well; I just love it down there," Harvey said. "Also, I always dreamed of playing in the SEC. Now I can play close to my family and stay in Texas and still play in the SEC."
Harris and Collins, along with A&M's Coach David Beaty, played largely in luring Harvey.
"We have a great relationship," said Harvey on Beaty. "He treats me like I'm his own son and I love talking to him because he's real with me."
"Nick loves Coach Beaty," added a source close to his recruitment. "You got to earn Nick's trust; it's tough. But once you do, you're in. You're like family. Beaty's in."
Harvey has visited College Station twice, once in the spring and again for the LSU matchup Oct. 20.
At 10-2, "I knew they were going to be just fine in the SEC," he admitted. "But in a couple of years we're going to have a national championship."
Harvey is certainly familiar with winning, having posted 14 touchdowns and 1,198 yards on 91 touches this fall -- (throwing for 359 yards and four scores) -- with dozens of tackles, helping move his Lancaster Tigers within four wins of a state title.
They enter the regional round of the Texas-4A playoffs Saturday where they face four-star receiver Torii Hunter Jr. and the Prosper Eagles.
With the verbal, Harvey becomes the third member of the Aggies 2014 class, joining cornerback Collins and Gilmer (Tx) running back Josh Walker.
He looks to return to College Station later this year. "I'll be back for a couple of bowl practices; not for sure when, though."
So what exactly will the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder be bringing to the table for Texas A&M? National Analyst Greg Powers breaks down HERE.