The Texas A&M Aggies have seen a surge this weekend in their recruiting efforts in the Pelican State. A number of the top players from Louisiana were in College Station for the Aggies Yessir BBQ and at least two of them now have done their part to make the name of the weekend recruiting event applicable.
On Saturday evening south Louisiana standout Travis Etienne was the first to pull the trigger, announcing his commitment to the Aggies. Sunday afternoon, after seemingly flirting with the idea all weekend, Plain Dealing (LA) athlete Keldrick Carper made it official and joined the Aggies 2017 recruiting class as well.
The Aggies have appeared to be in good standing with Carper throughout the process, remaining in the mix as the versatile athlete narrowed his focus down. In the end, Carper felt confident the Aggies were the right choice for them.
"Texas A&M Is truly the best University in the country," Carper told Scout's Chad Simmons. "From top to bottom, they have a plan and I want to be a part of it. There is just a different feeling about them, it's indescribable. That's why I chose Texas A&M."
Although there has been some debate on which side of the ball Carper might land on at the collegiate level, Carper likes his future defensive coordinator John Chavis' plan for him once he arrives in College Station.
"Coach Chavis wants me at safety," Carper said. To replace Donovan Wilson when he enters the draft."
With Carper poised to land in the defensive backfield for the Aggies, the 2017 class has quickly become an embarrassment of riches for Chavis and defensive backs coach Terry Joseph who currently hold commitments from three four star safety prospects; Carper, Derrick Tucker and Myles Jones as well as recent Pearland cornerback commit Debione Benfro.
The Aggie coaching staff is in California today for a pair of satellite camps before they invade Louisiana themselves this week, pairing up with Tulane for camps in Monroe and Shreveport Wednesday, Sulphur Thursday night and at Tulane's stadium in New Orleans Friday night.