"Things are going pretty well," Damien Neroes said. "I just have to be patient and everything will be all right."
The Garland product's cited the need for patience because he currently lacks any offers. But that should be changing for the 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker. Neroes said he's "very confident" that an offer will come in this spring, which isn't a surprise for a player being recruited by several Big 12 squads.
"I just want to go somewhere where they have my major," said Neroes, who plans to major in mechanical engineering and architecture. "Then, I want to go somewhere where there's a lot of tradition. I want to feel comfortable that we're there to do something, where I can go and help them do something soon."
With that criteria, it's not a surprise that Neroes said the Aggies stood out as his top team.
"Where it's located, it's close to home," Neroes said. "I just felt comfortable there and I was very excited. I'm very interested in A&M."
The Aggies have several linebackers already in the class but probably couldn't go wrong with Neroes.
"I'm very aggressive," Neroes said of his play. "I like playing every play and going hard the whole game. Whether it's offense, defense or special teams, I'm going to make that special effort to contribute and try to get a win."
Garland has produced a number of high-level prospects in recent years, and Neroes said he's been able to talk to a pair of former teammates: Texas's Tevin Jackson and Kansas's Jeremiah Edwards about the recruiting process.
Neroes said he doesn't have an exact timeline for his decision, though he said he would like to decide "sometime over the summer."
"I don't want to wait to make the decision during the season," Neroes said. "There's too much going on at once. I want to have my mind focused and be set on the task at hand."