Super sophomore opens up recruiting process

Craig Loston was awestruck when he tripped to a Texas A&M junior day in late-January. Kid fell in love with the program and wanted to pull the commitment trigger. But Jackie Robertson, Loston's mother said, "not without my blessing." And folks, in the recruiting game, oftentimes it ain't on unless mama okays it. That said, make no mistake Jackie does in fact dig the Ags, as does Loston.

As a matter of fact the Maroon and White happen to be sitting at the top of Loston's early list of favorites, along with three others. We talk about all of that, and more, below...

"It's too early to be talking commitment right now -- my son's just a sophomore -- and I want my son (Craig Loston) to take his time and make a good, sound and solid decision, something he'll have a chance to do after his junior season," Jackie Robertson told Scout.com.

Scout.com noticed the 6-2.5, 195-pound Aldine Eisenhower free safety/wide receiver prospect at an Oklahoma State camp playing wide receiver. Kid's got game and so we caught up with the stallion to talk favorites, his thoughts on his top four schools, not to mention 411 on his upcoming season, summer camp agenda, and more below...

Playing varsity his freshman season as a free safety, and then again as a sophomore, Aldine Eisenhower now has Loston primed to log full-time snaps at both free safety and wide receiver (as a junior) for the 2007 season. Scout.com delves deeper, bringing much more info (including recruiting info) on this stallion, below...

Not only did the 6-2.5, 195-pound athlete possess the ability to crack the varsity line up as a freshman, he must have shown his coaches an unusual maturity level, giving them the confidence to throw him in the mix so soon...

As a freshman, kid notched only 6-7 tackles but a played a much more significant role in coverage, snatching 5 interceptions and recording a few pass break-ups. Not too shabby for a freshman taking his lumps on varsity. And, then talk about what a difference a year makes, we examine his eye-popping stats the following season as a sophomore below...

Sophomore Stat Package: "173 total tackles, 3 INTs, 25 PBUs, 7-10 FFs, 2-3 FRs."

Dean: Ummm... I can't even stomach the lenghty wait until the 2007season is completed in order to see how Lowston's junior season stats might look on paper when it's all said and done. It's far too early to tell, but folks this kid might have more game than his cousin Brodney Pool did, and recruitniks who've been following the prospects hailing from the Lone Star State for a while know Pool all too well.

Not lacking in the confidence department, when asked if he thought he had enough ability to be as good as Pool, without a second of hesitation Loston quipped, "Yeah I think I do."

Not to be outdone on the gridiron, the 6-2.5/195-pound bad ass (who clocks a 4.48 forty) excels in track as well...

Track-and-Field Exploits: "My best 100 meter time was a 10.5 at Alief Taylor (a non-district track meet). And, my best 200-meter time? A 21.5... My top 110-hurdle time was a 14.7. And... My best 300-hurdles -- A 39-flat."

Summer Camp Agenda: "Oklahoma State (May 30), LSU (June 9), Minnesota, Florida (in July) and A&M (mid-July)."

Top Schools And Why?:

Miami: "They produce a lot of safeties who go onto the NFL."

Florida: "They, also (like the Canes), turn out a lot of defensive backs to the NFL."

Texas A&M: "When I went down there recently to check it out I just liked the way they treat everybody, the tempo there... I just saw a lot of stuff I liked about A&M. It's first class..."

Oklahoma: "I grew up an Oklahoma fan. And, I'll always be an Oklahoma fan. Plus, my cousin (Brodney Pool) played there. And when he was there, he told me a lot of good stuff about them. I've always liked OU."

Other Numbers To Consider?

Weight Room Numbers: "285 Bench, 415 Squat, 265 Power Clean."


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