Top 2011 OL Visits Aggieland

Texas A&M had a surprise visitor yesterday from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 2011 OL, Jason Rexroad is one of the nation's top junior linemen. At 6'5" and 270 pounds, Rexroad is already the size of many college linemen, and the junior has shown an incredibly diverse skill set in his first two and a half years of high school play. What's his connection with A&M? Find out in the Tailgate!

Texas A&M had a surprise visitor yesterday from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 2011 OL, Jason Rexroad is one of the nation's top junior linemen. At 6'5" and 270 pounds, Rexroad is already the size of many college linemen, and the junior has shown an incredibly diverse skill set in his first two and a half years of high school play. What's his connection with A&M? Van Malone is the one recruiting the Carolina native, and Rexroad decided to take an unofficial visit to Aggieland when he was down for the Army All-American combine.

"Van Malone has been sending me a ton of letters. I really like Coach Malone a lot. I got in Sunday for the All-American combine and I thought I would check out A&M while I'm down here. The visit was great. They are on top of my list right now. It felt like an official visit without it being an official."

The pre-season Army All-American didn't know much about A&M before he started receiving letters, but after doing some research Jason might have found the kind of atmosphere is looking for in College Station.

"Honestly I didn't know much about A&M until I started looking into it. The one thing prior to the visit that struck me was the tradition there. I like that in a school. Now after I visited, I like everything about A&M."

Distance doesn't seem too much of a concern for Rexroad.

"My dad said that as long as there is an airport that he can get to then it's cool. It doesn't matter much to me because if you feel home somewhere and you love everything about it and you have a full ride to go there then that is the place for you."

Rexroad has been hearing from some of the top programs in the country such as Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oregon,South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"Right now my top three would be A&M, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Add Oregon and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech writes me like every day."

Even though Jason left College Station without an offer, he feels like A&M is close to handing him one soon.

"Coach Sherman, my dad, and I sat down in Sherman's office for over an hour doors closed. Everything was ‘Jason when you get here', ‘Jason when you get here we are going to work on this with you', and stuff like that. We talked about everything. Everything from his life, his career, to my life, what I do in my spare time, what church I attend. It was an amazing hour long conversation. To me what stood out most about Coach Sherman is that he cares about his players. I've been to other colleges and I'm not going to throw anyone under the bus, but you can tell sometimes that they are beating around the bush and really don't care about their players. Coach Sherman is a 100% guy and a straight shooter. As of right now they haven't offered but I am sure it's coming especially with me being voted pre-season All-American."

Jason was also impressed with the A&M facilities.

"I saw everything from the football complex, to the weight room, to track facilities, the student facilities. I saw everything but the class rooms. We were there from about 11AM to 4PM. There facilities ranked second to none. Their weight room was amazing. I was blown away by it. I'm so glad I came up here. "

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