Leiker went on to say that despite the fact Reed and Carpenter gave Dennis Franchione and Gang a verbal commitment, Reed took an official visit to South Carolina (12/10) and Carpenter tripped to Memphis (12/10).
"They told me the week before that they wanted to go to A&M," he said. "Of course, this Wednesday, they'll make their choice official. So, don't know what they're thinking now, I've been out on the road recruiting. But they did that (committed to TAMU) prior to their last official visit."
The two schools that could have made progress with the two are South Carolina (in the case of Reed) and Memphis (in the case of Carpenter). But at this time, Scout.com is listing the two as A&M commitments until further notice...
Asked about the abilities of his wide receiver (Reed) and cornerback (Carpenter), Leiker gave us the following scouting reports:
On Reed: "He's a 6-2, 190-pound big receiver who runs in the 4.5-range. He's kind of deceptive in that he makes it look easy and is just a natural athlete. He had about 40 catches for over 600 yards and about 5-6 TDs."
On Carpenter: "He's a 5-11, 180-pound cornerback who runs a 4.5. He actually has three years to play three. He's physical, can play bump or bail coverage well, and breaks on the ball extremely well. Just a tremendous athlete, who took a couple of picks back for TDs this year."