Terrell finds what he's looking for

After bumping up his trip to College Station, Allen cornerback had seen enough. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop, who was the first to report Terrell's surprise visit to Aggieland, visits with the newest A&M recruit about his decision.

Allen High School (TX) cornerback Steven Terrell had never been to Texas A&M before, despite living just three hours away. He apparently liked what he saw. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect committed to the Aggie coaching staff before leaving to go home Tuesday afternoon.

"Yes I committed today," Terrell said. "I knew pretty early in the visit that I wanted to go to A&M but I waited until the end. Coach McMillian and Coach Jordan asked me what I wanted to do, and I said this is the place for me. They were pretty excited."

After a two hour meeting with Coach McMillian talking about cornerback technique and breaking down game film, Terrell knew he found the right program to develop his talents for the next five years.

"I was sold after talking to Coach McMillian. We spent almost two hours just going over the proper stance, breaks, and how important your eyes and your feet are at playing the position," Terrell said. "I felt comfortable with his teaching philosophy and I feel he'll develop me to my full potential and get me ready for the next level."

With offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona State, Arizona, Louisville, and Texas A&M, Terrell seemed content to take his time weighing his options and researching the schools on his list. However, that all changed once he got to College Station.

"The coaches, facilities, and the community are great," Terrell said. "It's just a great opportunity and I couldn't pass it up. If I waited and somebody else took that spot, then I would've regretted it."

In addition to the coaches, facilities, and the campus atmosphere, Terrell said that the depth chart also played a significant role in his decision to commit to the Aggies.

"We looked at the depth chart and who A&M was losing at cornerback after next year," Terrell said. "They have a lot of older corners graduating after this year and they will have an opportunity for the freshmen to earn playing time. That was another plus for A&M."

Terrell and four-star Allen teammate Uzoma Nwachukwu were originally scheduled to participate in the Aggies' July 13 camp. Despite today's commitment, Terrell still plans to take in the camp with his teammate who is also considering Texas A&M.

"I want to come back and talk with Coach Sherman in person during the camp," Terrell said. "Uzoma is coming with me. When I told him I committed, he was shocked but happy for me. I'm going to try to get him to pull the trigger too. It's his decision to make, so I don't know. But I'm going to put it out there. I'd like to play with him in college."

Terrell says that his commitment ends the recruiting process and will not consider any future opportunities that may come along.

"This is it for me," Terrell said. "I'm thankful to have this opportunity that so many people want to offer me a scholarship to play football, but it does wear on you and I'm looking forward to focusing on school and next season."

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