Golden News For Aggies

The Texas Aggie football program officially kicked off the 2013 recruiting season hosting its first junior day last weekend and they came away with a big prize. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop talked to the Aggies' latest verbal pledge of the 2013 class.

While the Class of 2012 is coming down the homestretch with Signing Day just three days away, the Class of 2013 is already kicking off the recruiting process with junior day campus visits. Texas A&M held its first junior day on Saturday, and came away with a huge early surprise in more ways than one.

Considered one of the top junior interior defensive linemen in the state of Texas, Elysian Fields product Isaiah Golden traveled to College Station for Saturday's campus event and shortly after became the latest verbal commitment in the Class of 2013 for head coach Mike Sumlin.

"Yes, I committed to Texas A&M," Golden said Sunday. "When I went to my first game at Kyle Field, it felt special. It felt like home. I knew that's where I wanted to go."

Golden expanded on what makes Texas A&M special and why he decided that he wanted to end the recruiting process a year before Signing Day 2013.

"I like all the traditions of the school, the atmosphere of the school. It's a comfortable place for me," Golden said. "I like the players and coaches, and it's close to home."

The 6-foot-1.5", 318-pound defensive lineman registered over 80 tackles last fall. His combination of size and athleticism has many experts in the state placing Golden near the top of their 2013 player rankings. The Elysian Fields native discussed what he brings to the playing field.

"I'm good at pursuing the ball. I like to tackle and make a big hit," Golden said. "I still want to improve my handwork and my technique. You have to always get better."

Golden indicated that his commitment ends the recruiting process and he has no plans to visit any other colleges.

"Texas A&M is where I want to be. It's a good fit for me," Golden said. "I don't think I'll visit other schools."

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