Whitehouse Safety Picks Up First Offer

Whitehouse safety Quincy Aldridge is right in the middle of basketball season, but recently he was reminded that his skills on the grid iron could pay dividends at the next level. The 6-2, 185 pound Aldridge picked up his first scholarship offer from Texas A&M last week. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Aldridge about picking up his first offer.

Whitehouse safety Quincy Aldridge is right in the middle of basketball season, but recently he was reminded that his skills on the grid iron could pay dividends at the next level. The 6-2, 185 pound Aldridge picked up his first scholarship offer from Texas A&M last week.

"I'm very excited," said Aldridge when asked about receiving his first offer. "I haven't thought about it yet, but I think with A&M offering me first it would help them down the road when I make my decision."

The Whitehouse junior missed most of this year with a knee injury. This shows that the A&M coaches feel like Quincy has a ton of talent and they feel he is a priority target in 2011. Quincy hasn't been in contact with the A&M coaching staff since he received his offer but he expects to get a call soon.

"Coach Jordan came to my school before the Christmas break. He told my coach that they were going to offer me. That's the last time I've talked to him but I will give him a call pretty soon."

Aldridge has been garnering a lot of attention from schools like Baylor, Houston, Miami, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech. The Whitehouse native has plans to attend camps at Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas A&M.

When asked what schools he feels could be close to offering, Quincy replied with: "Texas, Houston, and Oklahoma State."

The school that writes him the most is the school Quincy has been enamored with since he was a kid.

"They write me every time they get a chance. There seems to be a lot of interest on their part. My favorite team growing up has always been Miami. That's where I want to take my first official visit," said the long time Hurricanes fan. Aldridge is not worried about playing far from home. "If it gives me an opportunity to play in college and get a good education then my family is all for it."

Aldridge has room to put on some pounds and has an ideal weight that he would like to reach. "195 is the number I want to reach," said Aldridge. Weight and speed are the two things Quincy said he needs to improve before the start of next season.

Aldridge was invited to the Army All-American combine but he will not be able to participate due to a basketball game that day.


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