Aggies pick up re-commit

A&M begins to regain early momentum by picking up one of its decommits again. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop chats with the re-commit about his verbal commitment and his plans to cancel all future visits.

The recruiting process has come full circle for Houston Yates offensive tackle prospect Leroy Chevalier. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman originally committed to Texas A&M back in February during a junior day on-campus, but a month later he decommitted and started looking at other schools. But after a couple of months and a few trips, it appears the Aggies finally got their man.

" When I first committed, A&M was the only college I saw. I got excited and committed on the spot," Chevalier said. "After that, I started wondering what else was out there, and people were telling me I needed to see other schools to compare to A&M. I needed to see other places to make sure I was going to the right place for me, so to be fair to A&M I decommitted."

For the next two months Chevalier opened up the recruiting process and saw several offers come his way from the likes of OU, Georgia, University of Houston, Arizona, Texas Tech, and Baylor. He recently took a trip to Athens, Georgia to camp with the Georgia Bulldogs. But the more he saw, the more he realized that indeed Texas A&M was the place for him.

"Yes, I recommitted to Coach Malone (A&M asst coach Van Malone) and Coach Helduser ( A&M OL coach) today," Chevalier said. "The more I looked around, the more I felt A&M was the right place for me after all."

Chevalier explained why the time was right to get back into the Aggie fold.

"It was a personal decision. It just felt like the right time," Chevalier said. "A&M feels like home to me, and it keeps me close to home and family. They have a great academic support staff and they will take care of me."

Earlier this week in a interview with Aggie Websider, Chevalier indicated that he had trips to LSU and Alabama planned for July. However, the newest Aggie commitment says those plans have changed with Thursday's commitment.

"I'm cancelling those visits and I don't plan to go anywhere other than Texas A&M," Chevalier said. "I'm going down there for a big "Under the Lights" event next month for recruiting prospects. I'm friends with a lot of these guys and I'm going to talk to them about joining us at A&M."

Chevalier hasn't had a chance to contact the coaches from the other schools recruiting him, but he plans to let them know that he's now off the board.

"When I talk to them, I'll let them know that I'm committed to Texas A&M and that's it for me," Chevalier said.

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