Brenham Bonanza For Aggies

On the eve of National Signing day, the Aggie football team got the party started a day early when a high profile 2011 prospect and two 2012 recruits made verbal pledges to head coach Mike Sherman. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop has the details.

On the eve of national signing day, the Aggie football team landed the mother lode when it comes to recruiting one of the most prestigious class 4A high school programs in the state. Texas A&M was battling head-to-head with the Texas Longhorns for arguably the best senior defensive end prospect in the state. After years of futility going directly against Mack Brown in landing high profile prospects, head coach Mike Sherman finally landed his man when 6-foot-6, 235-pound defensive end/outside linbacker Brandon Alexander informed friends, teammates, and coaches Tuesday afternoon of his decision to sign with the Aggies on Wednesday.

"Brandon told us he's planning to sign with Texas A&M," Brenham junior teammate Adrian Bellard said. With Alexander out of town at a basketball game, Aggie Websider confirmed that Alexander informed the two coaching staffs of his intentions to sign with Texas A&M on national signing day.

But Alexander wasn't the only Brenham to call up the Texas A&M coaches with big news to report. Tuesday morning, junior running back Troy Green and junior offensive guard prospect Adrian Bellard verbally pledged to sign with the Aggies one year from tomorrow.

"Texas A&M was my favorite team growing up. It was a dream come true when they offered me on Saturday (at A&M's junior day)," Bellard said. "People told me I should wait to commit and look at all of my options, but A&M is where I want to be and I didn't want somebody else taking my spot."

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman is projected to play left guard, utilizing his exceptional ability to pull and run block. He will join his Brenham teammate Troy Green in wearing maroon in college. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound running back was the third Cub to call the Texas A&M coaches with big commitment news.

"It just felt right and there's no reason to wait so I called up Coach Jordan," Green said. "I could hear him jumping up and down. He was pretty happy when I told him I wanted to commit. Coach Sherman just kept laughing."

The Aggies may not be done with high profile prospects from the central Texas high school. Nationally rated linebacker Tim Cole and defensive lineman Malcolm Brown have talked about joining their two teammates in playing their college football just 40 minutes down the road in College Station.

"Tim and Malcolm have talked about playing with us as a group at A&M," Green said. "When we were at A&M on Saturday, we all talked about it with our parents and everybody thought it was a good idea."

But for now, the Aggies have landed a trio of highly-rated football prospects. With signing day set to begin in just hours, the Aggies have started the party a little early this year.


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