Late Tuesday night, Weatherford (TX) defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore decided it was time to end his recruitment, and the beneficiary of his commitment was Coach Dennis Franchione and the Texas Aggies.
The 6-foot-4, 231-pound blue chip prospect becomes Texas A&M's 22nd commitment, and more importantly the 11th four-star recruit in the Class of 2008.
"I've liked A&M for a while and they were the first to recruit me. Coach Franchione was the first coach to come watch me in the spring and they came to watch me play basketball," Lewis-Moore said. "I talked to my mom about it yesterday, and we talked about the chance of getting injured my senior year. I also wanted to get my decision out of the way so I can focus on my senior season. So I called the A&M coaches and committed."
The Weatherford defensive lineman mentioned several factors in why he chose Texas A&M over the likes of Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
"I didn't think distance would be a big factor at first, but the more I thought about it I wanted to stay closer to home and my family," Lewis-Moore said. "The A&M coaches really wanted me and I was a priority for them. That was important. Also, the people at A&M and their traditions and camaraderie was a factor. I love people like that. Aggies take care of Aggies."
Although the Aggies had only 3-4 scholarships still available, the four-star defensive end indicated that the dwindling spots in A&M's class did not play a big part in his commitment Tuesday evening.
"A&M's class size didn't play a factor. I was one of the first players they offered and the coaches said I had a spot," Lewis-Moore said. "A&M recruited me the hardest the whole time. I didn't feel pressured into a decision or anything."
Lewis-Moore now turns his attention to a successful season as Weatherford prepares for its season opener against Abilene Cooper.
"We're looking pretty good. We scrimmage Stephenville on Friday so we'll know more about where we're at in a couple of days," Lewis-Moore said. "I've been battling a throat infection, but I'm just about over it now. Right now, I'm working on my technique and getting lower. I'm getting better at my run defense too."
He mentioned his sideline-to-sideline pursuit, pass rush skills, and his competitive nature as his strengths and reasons why he succeeds on the playing field.
Lewis-Moore and his Weatherford teammates open the season hosting Abilene Cooper on August 31.
Lewis-Moore Discusses Commitment
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