Square ready to pull the trigger

Square ready to pull the trigger

The former A&M commit and once again A&M recruit has decided that it's time to make a decision and will announce his verbal commitment on Saturday on a local television broadcast in Houston. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop caught up with Square to find out where the Aggies stand in his decision.

It's been an eventful six months for Houston Yates four-star prospect defensive end Damian Square. In February, Square along with cousin Leroy Chevalier committed to Texas A&M during an early junior day event. A month later, the pair got cold feet and decided to re-open the recruiting process.

After a June visit to Miami, Chevalier recommitted to the Aggies, but Square remained open and took additional visits back to Texas A&M and most recently Alabama in late July. Now with preseason practices in full swing and his senior season just around the corner, it appears the 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive lineman is ready to end the process for good and pick his future college.

"Yes, I'm going to announce my commitment on Channel 55 next Saturday at 6:00 on their sports talk show," Square said. "I think I've seen enough and it's time. My senior year is about to start and I want to focus on the season."

Square claims he hasn't made his final choice just yet, but admits he's down to two finalists. "I'm choosing between Alabama and Texas A&M," Square said. "Both are good schools and good programs that will win. I feel good about my final two choices. I can't go wrong either way."

The Houston native isn't giving away any hints as to which way he's leaning, and hasn't even informed the coaches of his intentions to formally commit this weekend, but he did provide the major factors he's interested in when evaluating his choices.

"I want to go somewhere I can win championships," Square said. "I'm also looking at a school that's a great place to be and where I fit in. A place that has hardcore fans and good coaches."

While college coaches can no longer contact recruits by text message, and won't be able to make phone calls until September 1, that doesn't mean friends, family, and fellow recruits aren't putting in their two cents.

"Yeah, I hear from boy Rod (Davis) all the time," Square joked. "I see Leroy (Chevalier) everyday and he keeps telling me he needs me to go with him to A&M. We'll see on Saturday."

Indeed, Aggies and Crimson Tide fans will be anxiously awaiting his Saturday decision.



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