'It's My Time'

Nate Askew is one of the most exciting recruits in Mike Sherman's 2010 class. Yesterday, Askew found out he was invited to play in the annual Army All-American All-Star Game. Aggie Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Nate on Tuesday night about his invitation to play in the prestigious event. Find out what Coach Rossely told Askew after the KSU game, and much more...Read it in the Tailgate!

Nate Askew is one of the most exciting recruits in Mike Sherman's 2010 class. Yesterday, Askew found out he was invited to play in the annual Army All-American All-Star Game. Nate follows the likes of Christine Michael and Chris Caflisch in the long list of Aggies who have played in this prestigious event.

"My mom texted me this afternoon that they had sent me something in the mail and she told me I was invited to it. I was pumped! My coaches had told me a few weeks ago that they were interested in me playing in it, but I wasn't sure they were gonna invite me."

Askew feels that he has been flying under the radar and not getting the respect he deserves as a playmaker. This All-Star game should provide him the stage to show his critics what he is all about.

"Finally it's my time, finally someone is giving me the credit I deserve. I work extremely hard and I'm glad it is finally paying off. Our school produces running backs and that's it. Playing behind Devon and Aaron it is hard getting the recognition I think I deserve. But finally, I get to show everyone the player I know I am."

The game will be played in Nate's backyard, the Alamo Dome, so he should feel right at home. Also bringing familiarity, Jim Streety, the Mavericks head coach, will be leading the troops at the all-star game.

"Yea, I'm real excited to have coach Streety there with me. I kind of wish it wasn't in San Antonio because I would like to see the rest of the state."

Nate plans to work hard during the off season to increase his speed and athletic ability.

"I plan on running track in the Spring. Between the end of football season and the beginning of track season, I'm going to hit the weights real hard. I'm going to work on my route running with my old quarterback, Brian Ehrlich. He is the starting QB at Newberry College in South Carolina. He is coming down and we are going to work on some things. I know I need to work on getting out of my breaks faster so he is going to help me with that."

Many people are wondering how the A&M recruits handled watching the 62-14 beat down that the Kansas State Wildcats put on the Aggies last week. Askew understands that the team is still young.

"Coach Rossley called me Sunday night. He told me he has never coached in a game where everything went so wrong. He told me they were going to bounce back against Tech, that the offensive line is young, and Jerrod just wasn't getting any time. When I was watching the game I was like 'man, they are just young right now.' "

Askew is excited about being an Aggie, "I can't wait to put on an A&M uniform."


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