Aggies Nab Third Commit of Weekend

Texas A&M added to its impressive offensive line haul in the Class of 2010 during Saturday junior day and practice festivities. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop caught up with the team's latest commitment and discussed his reasons for joining the maroon and white.

With several blue chip offensive linemen visiting Texas A&M this weekend, the coaching staff had the potential to fill out the 2010 OL class. After landing highly-regarded offensive tackle Luke Joeckel on Friday, the Aggies followed that up with a commitment from another tackles prospect, Denton Ryan lineman Garrett Gramling. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder attended Texas A&M's junior day event and spring practice, and he liked what he saw and gave his verbal pledge to head coach Mike Sherman.

"I committed to Texas A&M today," Gramling said. "I like the people and the atmosphere. It's a good fit for me. I like the college town feel. Plus, I like the coaching staff and what they are doing in rebuilding the program." Gramling's commitment marks the fourth offensive lineman to join Texas A&M's 2010 recruiting class, all potential tackle prospects. The Denton Ryan products sees the large OL recruiting class as an opportunity versus a challenge to earn playing time.

"You will have competition at any good program," Gramling said. "I see it as an opportunity to be part of something special. It all starts with the big guys up-front and we'll have a great core of linemen at A&M. I'm looking forward to it."

Gramling picked the Aggies over offers from Baylor, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arizona, Texas Tech, and Kansas. He also mentioned his future offensive line coach, Jim Turner, as another reason why he wanted to wear the maroon and white.

"Coach Turner is a great coach and his style is similar to my coach in high school," Gramling said. "He's very animated and funny, and he coaches with a lot of fire."

Gramling indicated that his commitment ends the recruiting process and he won't entertain other schools or offers. He plans to return to College Station for the Aggies' spring game on April 18.


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