A&M Target Down To Two Schools

Washington (D.C.) St. John's athlete Aaron Hansford said he is down to two schools, one in the SEC and the other in the Pac-12.

Aaron Hansford's official visits are over, and even as he remains stranded in Texas because of snowstorm, he is already focused on the next phase of his recruitment.

Hansford, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound athlete from Washington (D.C.) St. John's, told Scout he is down to Texas A&M and UCLA. He plans on making his announcement Feb. 3 at his school, but a time is not yet set.

"It's UCLA and Texas A&M. For the most part, that's it," he said. "I'm just going to start preparing and figuring out which place has the best opportunity athletically and academically, and go from there."

Hansford, who is being recruited by both schools to play receiver, made an official visit to UCLA on Jan. 15. On Monday, he was still in Texas after his visit to see Texas A&M because a blizzard shut down air travel to Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

The trip to see Texas A&M allowed Hansford to see the program for the first time,.

"There were some good things," Hansford said. "The fan base here is really strong. They take football pretty serious. The stadium is huge, and they have five-star facilities. Everything I saw impressed me because I had never been there before. It was a good visit."

Hansford made the trip with his parents, and the meeting with Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin went well.

"I like coach Sumlin. He's a pretty genuine guy," Hansford said. "It seemed like he really knows what he's talking about. He's not new around the block. He really knew his stuff."

Hansford was being recruited by schools to play safety, linebacker or receiver, but he recently made a decision to play on the offensive side in college. During the visit, he was able to focus on how the Aggies use their big, physical receivers.

"I fit in pretty well," Hansford said. "They showed me how they want to use me at receiver. (Sumlin) talked about me and Ricky Seals-Jones playing the same position and splitting time. I think I fit in pretty well because I weigh 218 pounds now. That's who I am."

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