It’s been brewing for months, Alexandria (LA) safety Shaan Washington has been leaning towards committing to Texas A&M since his unofficial visit to College Station in the spring. On Monday afternoon, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder made it official and gave his verbal pledge to Kevin Sumlin.
Washington becomes A&M's 25th commitment for the class of 2013.
“He just committed. He's on the phone with Coach Sumlin right now," Washington's broke to GigEm247.com
The 3-star defender recalls Coach Sumlin’s reaction when he told him he was ready to commit.
“He was all pumped up,” Washington said. “You could tell he was excited. When my dad and I visited down there we just loved the atmosphere at A&M so that’s why we did it,” Washington said. “This is something we’ve been thinking about for a while but today it just felt right.””
The soft-spoken athlete breaks down what sold him on the Texas A&M program.
“The people, the stadium, the academic center, basically everything” he said. “I also wanted to play at a big school that’s in the SEC. Coach Price has been great too. I always try to keep in touch with him. He keeps up with me a lot and you can tell he truly cares about me.”
He added, “We went to Alabama and LSU, but we didn’t feel it like we did at A&M.”
While the Aggies are recruiting Washington at safety, that is subject to change as his body develops.
“They want me at safety right now but I may end up being a linebacker,” he said. “Who knows, I could play some receiver, too.”
After having minor surgery on his hand, that kept him out of action this spring, Washington will be heading to Oklahoma this week to participate in a regional National Underclassmen Combine.
Washington isn’t sure when he will head back down to College Station but he intends to be at the Aggie’s home opener against Florida.