Aggies add another commit

After emerging onto the recruiting seen in the last few weeks, it didn't take long for Austin (TX) native to pull the trigger on making a commitment. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the speedy pash rusher about his trip to A&M and what made him choose the Aggies.

When Mike Sherman took the reins of the Texas A&M football program, he vowed to bring back the days when the Aggies were known for speed, especially on defense with the linebackers harassing quarterbacks on a regular basis. Sherman appears to have added that speedy prototypical outside rush linebacker when Austin LBJ prospect Ricky Cavanaugh committed this weekend while visiting College Station.

"The visit went well. They have everything I was looking for," Cavanaugh said. "I committed to Texas A&M."

Cavanaugh's host was freshman linebacker Garrick Williams, although he had the chance to hang-out with quite a few veterans on the team. He felt comfortable around the players, which was a major factor in his commitment.

"The players were cool. I got along with all of them," Cavanaugh said. "I felt comfortable with the coaches and the plan they have for me. It's a good situation for me. Plus, I like the school."

Cavanaugh burst onto the recruiting scene a couple of weeks ago after an error in his transcript was detected. Once corrected, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound outside speed linebacker went from a sure non-qualifier to a prospect likely to make it into school. That's when Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M quickly entered the picture.

After a visit to Baylor last weekend, the short journey for Cavanaugh ended today with a commitment to the Aggies. He had a visit scheduled to Kansas next weekend. Will he still take that trip?

"No sir, I'm canceling that visit," Cavanaugh said. "I'm done. No more visits. I'm signing with Texas A&M."

With the commitment of Cyrus Gray Sunday night along with Cavanaugh's verbal pledge, the Aggies are sitting at 28 commitments of which three have already enrolled at mid-term. There's still unfinished business for Sherman in this class, with soft commits Rod Davis and Lamar Harris still entertaining offers from other schools.

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