“It feels so good to have this weight off my shoulders and I’m just so glad be an Aggie.”
Kyrion Parker adds size and strength to A&M's talented group of wide-outs for the class of 2013.
Those were the spoken by the newest Texas A&M commit, Kyrion Parker, shortly after verbally pledging to Kevin Sumlin this afternoon.
After almost making it official on Friday, the 3-star playmaker from Manvel (TX) took a few days to think it over and had a special way of informing the A&M staff of his commitment earlier today.
“I just sat down with my family, weighed every option and talked it out,” he said. “When we were done, everything pointed to Texas A&M, so I got it done today. I took a picture in my A&M shirt and then I sent a text message to Coach Sumlin asking him if it was ok for me to be an Aggie. Then, I called him later and he told me that’s what he’s been waiting to hear.”
Parker elaborates on a couple of key factors that also came into play when making this decision.
"I just loved the coaching staff there,” he said. “Coach Sumlin is a great guy. He’s a down-to-earth coach and he’s funny. It was so welcoming there and I just love the program. Plus, the way they run their offense, I think my game fits perfectly into that spread. I also really wanted to play in the SEC because that’s where the best competition is and that’s where you’re going to get better at.”
Since shutting it down, Parker has reached out to other high profile recruits and future Aggie teammates.
“I talked to my boy Devin Lauderdale, Tavares (Garner), Reggie (Chevis) and a few more guys,” he said. "They were happy for me. They knows it’s the best fit for me, and it’s in the best conference in the nation, so it doesn’t get much better than that. I’m going to start hitting up some guys in our area soon.”
Parker has plans to be in College Station next month for the state 7-on-7 tournament.