November 21, 2010

LaMarc Strahan discusses his commitment

For the past several weeks, it has looked like Texas A&M was going to have to keep looking in its search to find a run-stuffing nose tackle for the 2011 season. Their primary target, Blinn's LaMarc Strahan, seemed more interested in Oklahoma State; then Texas Tech and Baylor became involved in the equation, making things appear even more bleak.

Things turned on a dime Saturday afternoon, when the massive (6 feet, 4 inches, 365 lbs.) Strahan committed to the Aggies early on his official visit--hours before A&M took the field to knock off then-No. 8 Nebraska.

"This is something I've been thinking about for a while," Strahan told "I kind of had my mind made up already, but seeing this weekend sealed the deal."

Strahan said Texas A&M's reputation and the chance for quick playing time helped make the difference over the Cowboys, which he had said was his favorite a couple of weeks ago.

"It's a good school and a better chance for me," he said. "It's also in a good location, close to where I am now."

Strahan said he also had a good rapport with defensive line coach Terrell Williams, who had been recruiting him.

After Strahan gave his commitment to the Aggies, he was in the stands at Kyle Field with fellow commit Taylor Bertolet and other members of the Aggie class of 2011 as they watched A&M dispatch the Cornhuskers.

"It was a really good game," he said. "There was a lot of excitement."

The noise made by the 12th Man and the chants of "Wrecking Crew" were music to the newest Aggie's ears.

"It's cool to think that will be me down there next year," he said.

Strahan will have three years to play three when he arrives in College Station.

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