Dallas Skyline defensive back Cedric Collins has chosen Texas A&M over Baylor and Nebraska. The 4-star prospect, according to 247Sports.com, is the first commitment for Kevin Sumlin's class of 2014.
"It feels good to be an Aggie," Collins said. "Now I can focus on my season and my books and my team."
The elite junior-to-be explains some of the most important factors involved in hi choosing the Aggies over the Bears and Cornhuskers.
"First, the SEC, the conference and DB's that come from there," he said. "It's very family oriented down there in College Station. Coach Beaty and Coach Yates have been great. After I talked with them the first time, it just felt right."
Collins has the privileged of being the first commitment for the class of 2014. He explains the importance of that role.
"It's exciting, but it's not over, it's time to get a state championship now," he said. "I'd tell other recruits to come on board, get with it."
Gerry Hamilton, a 247Sports national recruiting analyst, weighs in on Collins' skill-set.
"Dating back to the first time I watched him as a freshman, his willingness to take on physical play and fight through contact and finish plays impressed. He is a quicker than fast with elite level reactions on plays in front of him. His ability to T-step and drive on plays in front of him when playing off coverage is very impressive, as his timing for making a hit and separating a receiver from the ball, or making a sure tackle to end plays. He reads extremely well, and has always shown impressive instincts as a natural corner. Like the majority of top corner prospects, he stays attached at an elite level, and is seemingly always in a position to make a play on the ball. While Collins checks in at under 5-foot-10, he possesses above average arm length for his height." - Gerry Hamilton.