Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna College offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor has decided to flip his commitment following an official visit to Texas A&M.
The former Arkansas commit has decided to be an Aggie and cited his relationship with the coaches and the environment as the reason for that decision.
“The atmosphere was incredible,” he said. “The people were so nice and everyone was coming up to me and they said hello to me and just treated me like family. The coaches were the same. I barely know these guys, but they gave me hugs and told me how bad they want me and all that. It was just a crazy feeling and they treated me so good.”
The 6-6, 300-pound prospect spend time this weekend with former Aggie and current Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Luke Joeckel. That made a big impact on his decision, as well.
“Meeting Joeckel was real cool,” Eluemunor said. “He had lunch with me and the coaches and the players. It was crazy. I was just watching him get drafted and now I got to meet him in person. He was the best tackle last year and I want to be just like that next year at A&M. He said Coach [BJ] Anderson was the big reason that he became a first round pick and he said that he wouldn’t be where he is today without him. That really hit home because he’s in the NFL and I know that he’s not telling me lies and he can backup what he says.”
Aggies offensive line coach BJ Anderson spent a ton of time with Eluemunor this weekend and made him feel like family. The four-star recruit says that he trusts Anderson more than any coach in the country.
“I’d say that my time with Coach Anderson this weekend was the biggest surprise to me,” he added. “He treated me so good and is really a good coach and a better person and treated me like family. He’s a really good guy and is really honest with me.”
Lastly, Eluemunor wanted to take the time to thank the Arkansas coaches and fans and let them know that there was nothing they did to make him think otherwise about being a Razorback. He simply feels most comfortable at Texas A&M.
“This wasn’t a decision against anything Arkansas did,” he discussed. “The fans and coaches and players at Arkansas were so good to me and I really hope they don’t take this the wrong way. I love and respect everyone that I met at that school, but this is a business decision. I just need to make the best move for me for the next two years and go from there. I am truly thankful for Arkansas nation, but I’m so excited to be an Aggie. That’s the best place for me.”
Elumunor will graduate December and enroll in January at A&M.
“I’m done with my recruitment,” noted Eluemunor. “I’m not taking any more visits and I’m excited to be an Aggie.”
247Sports ranks Eluemunor as the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2014 class, the No. 1 offensive tackle and the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania.