Aggies continue to stack offensive line

Whether it's the NFL offensive line experience on this new staff, or just coincidence, the Aggies are loading up on the state's top offensive linemen in a hurry. Aggie Websider's Dallas Shipp visits with one of their coaches about this weekend's commitment and what makes him such a prized recruit.

Offensive lineman Clint Naron, No. 26 on the Maroon & White Report/Aggie Websider Texas Top-100 list, took his name off the recruiting boards on Friday after making a phone call to the Bright Complex at Texas A&M according to his high school coach, David Smith.

"He's done and he doesn't want to think about anyone else. He wants to be an Aggie," Smith said. "We called Coach (Tim) Cassidy and Coach (Mike) Sherman and Coach (Tom) Rossley on Friday and they were all petty excited about it. Instead of the business matter that you hear a lot of times, like ‘thank you, son,' they were pretty excited about it on the phone."

Smith said that the Aggies are getting a special one in Naron.

"Clint's best days are in front of him. He's super here but there's no telling how big and how strong he's going to get," Smith said. "He's 6-foot-five and a half, 310 pounds now and he's just a baby. He's not even close to being as good as he's going to be. He wont' get there for us, but after two or three years in college he's going to be pretty special. And he's an A honor roll student as well."

In addition to being a great student, Smith said that Naron is also one of the hardest working members of the team, always doing what it takes to win.

"He has a great desire to make sure he's doing it the right way and he wants him and his coaches to be on the same page, it's never about him, he wants to know what we need to do to win," Smith said. "And he's always here after school working out on his own."

Smith said that there were a number of things that influenced Naron's decision, including state-of-the-art facilities, but the Aggies were the first school to offer Naron a scholarship, and it allows him to stay close to his mother and grandmother, who are just over an hour and a half away in Spring.

"Clint has been raised by his mother and grandmother and he has no desire to leave the area," Smith said. "Texas would have been okay, but A&M gave him everything he wanted and the facilities there now are as good as anywhere. Then you bring in Sherman who's an ex professional offensive line guy and if there's a next level for Clint, he should get all the tools and teaching he needs to make it (to the NFL) with that staff."

Smith said as excited as the Aggies were to land the commitment, they'll be even more excited once they get the big guy on campus.

"He's no premadonna," Smith said. "He's going to work his tail off and once they get him, they're going to be even more excited because of his loyalty."




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