Weaver pulls the trigger

Weaver pulls the trigger

Last week, Waco linebacker Andrew Weaver said he had narrowed down his decision to Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. On Sunday, he gave his final answer. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with Weaver about his decision.

The Texas A&M coaching staff continues to add to its early recruiting haul in its first full class as No. 22 pulled the trigger Sunday afternoon. This time, it was Waco High linebacker Andrew Weaver who committed to the Aggies.

"Yes sir, I just got off the phone with Coach McMillian about five minutes ago," Weaver said. "I told him I wanted to commit and he was pretty excited about it. I haven't talked to Coach Sherman yet. He's supposed to be back in about 30 minutes and I'll call him."

The 6-foot-2, 15-pound prospect becomes the third linebacker commitment in the 2009 class joining Schertz Clemens' Sean Porter and Klein Collins' Malcolm Johnson at a need position for the Aggies. The one common theme with all three prospects is speed and an ability to come off the edge on the rush or drop back in coverage.

"They want me at outside linebacker and come off the edge and rush the quarterback," Weaver said. "I should be able to put on some weight and keep my speed. I've already added about 10 pounds since last fall."

It was last Sunday that Weaver and his family visited Texas A&M, but despite his excitement over what he heard and saw on his trip, he was hesitant to make a commitment and wanted to take a trip to his other favorite Oklahoma State. However, that all changed this weekend when he sat down to think about his future.

"At first, I wanted to wait and go through the process, but I started thinking about it and realized that I was ready to make a choice and there was no reason to hold off any longer," Weaver said. "I spent the weekend thinking it over, and everything pointed to Texas A&M."

Weaver elaborated on what he liked about the Aggies and the factors that led to his commitment today.

"It has to do with the coaching staff. They are great," Weaver said. "Coach Sherman is so knowledgeable and knows what it takes to be successful at the next level. I also liked the academic program. The support system and the tutoring really caught my attention."

While Weaver said the decision came down to what he wanted, his family is certainly supportive of his decision to attend Texas A&M. The family was very impressed with the coaching staff on their visit last week, and the newest A&M commitment also has a cousin who attends Texas A&M.

"It was my decision, but my family was pretty excited and happy when I told them I chose Texas A&M," Weaver said. "I also have a cousin who will be a junior there, and she loves it there and says it's a great school."

Weaver was scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State this weekend, but he was unable to make the trip due to other commitments with the family. At this point, he's not planning any additional campus visits and says he's 100% comfortable with his decision to go to Texas A&M.



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