The Texas A&M football staff added commitment No. 11 to the class of 2011 on Thursday when Friendswood offensive lineman Ben Compton switched his verbal pledge from Rice to the Aggies.
"I called Coach Toth (Texas A&M linebacker coach) on Wednesday and he handed the phone to Coach Sherman," Compton said. "He said he liked my film and that he was offering me a scholarship."
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect said he has always dreamed of playing in the Big 12 and the Texas A&M offer was enticing, but he needed to talk to the Rice coaching staff first out of respect. After talking to Rice in the morning, Compton was ready to throw his hat in with the Aggies.
"I'm calling Coach Sherman this afternoon to commit to Texas A&M," Compton said. "It's an opportunity I couldn't refuse. A&M is a dream school for me, and I'll be playing in the Big 12."
Compton first caught the eye of the Texas A&M staff at their July camp where the Friendswood product excelled in pass protection drills.
"Our team runs a spread offense and I've played tackle so I feel pretty good about my pass blocking. That's my strength," Compton said. "Coach Sherman said he liked my pass blocking and also my versatility to play any spot on the line. He said he wants to start me at center."
Compton is already planning to attend as many Aggie games as possible at Kyle Field this fall.
Ags Nab Commit #11
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