But feeling the excitement of donning the Scarlet and Black actually began Saturday morning when Shae Reagan said, "I saw the snow falling. And I looked out at the snow-covered football field and realized I grew up here and how neat it can be in this part of the country, playing in a town that is crazy about football and only five minutes away from home."
Proximity played a role in the Texas Top 100 prospect's decision, no doubt. But it was certainly more than that as Reagan attested to a family atmosphere in Raider Nation felt not only by him, but his family too.
"I got along so well with everyone there; the players, the other recruits and the coaches. And my parents loved it too."
Reagan said he'll initially try his hand at the QB position, but said the Red Raider coaching staff just wants to get him on the field whether it's at the signal caller position, inside receiver/tight end, linebacker or defensive end.
"They said I'll get a shot at quarterback and then we'll go from there."
Note: Reagan joins hometown prospect Eric Morris, who also gave Tech an oral commitment today, and said he's looking forward to suiting up with him on the same side.
"It'll be neat to play together after being rival opponents in high school. We were enemies on the football field the last four years, but not anymore."