Recruiting: Jamaal Charles Chooses Texas

We caught up with Port Arthur Memorial head coach <b>Dean Colbert</b> to grab confirmation on the <b>Jamaal Charles</b> commitment to UT.<p>

"I'll have him call you this afternoon. But yes, he said he committed to Texas."

"He said he's very excited," Colbert continued. "He's been eyeing The University of Texas for awhile. When Coach (Mike) Haywood came to see Jamaal in the spring, he became very interested.

"When he received his offer from Texas (June 22nd) after driving up with his auntie and uncle so they could all meet with Mack Brown, it kind of solidified the whole thing.

"I think it's a great decision. I don't think you can make any better decision than The University of Texas. They know their stuff and I know they're going to treat him very well and bring the best out of him there."

Charles is the sixth verbal pledge the Horns have landed for the Signing Day Class of 2005.

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