These days, most high school football recruits choose a school months before national signing day. But Aldine Eisenhower's Roderick Davis isn't you're typical recruit.
The four-star defensive lineman waited until late into the evening on National Signing Day to announce his decision.
"For a long time, since I was seven or eight (years old), I always wanted to go to the University of Texas," Davis said. "Everyone always knew I was going to go to the University of Texas to play football. But here lately, A&M came on the scene and I grew to like the coaches and I grew to like the program. Both schools have a lot of tradition and a good alumni base and you'll get a great education, so it was hard to make the right decision.
"I would have signed earlier today but I wouldn't have had my family with me. Now I have more than enough family in this building. I guess it's time for me to make this decision."
Davis then stared at hats representing both Texas and Texas A&M, turning each hat towards him, before picking up the Texas hat. But that hat was thrown over his head and the A&M had was placed on his head.
"This fall, I'll be going to Texas A&M University," Davis said.
Aggie Websider's Taylor Freeman was on hand for the much-anticipated announcement and spoke to Davis afterwards in an exclusive interview.
"It feels great, it feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I feel like it's a good decision. I couldn't find any faults about A&M."
Freeman will have more in his video interview with Davis, who said A&M coaches expect for him to make an impact right away.
With the commitment, Davis becomes the 24th player in the Aggies' class of 2008.
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