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Friday, March 2, 2012
DE Lacouture decommits from TAMU

By Damon Sayles

When ESPNU 150 Watch List defensive end Christian Lacouture (College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated) committed to Texas A&M in late January 2011, he did so because of the coaching staff.

Kevin Sumlin, however, was not the head coach at the time. Mike Sherman was. Lacouture has yet to really get to know the new A&M staff, and he felt his commitment was something of a disservice to A&M and other schools interested until he had a chance to further bond with that acquaintanceship.

Lacouture decommitted from A&M on Friday but said the Aggies still are high on his list. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end also said that Michigan, LSU and Missouri -- three schools who have offered -- are in the hunt, as well.

“When I committed [to A&M], I committed to Coach Sherman,” Lacouture said. “There’s a whole new staff, and I want to get to know them better. I want to go visit some other schools, and I don’t think it’s right to still be committed while taking visits.”

As for the other programs, Lacouture said Michigan is “a program I am seriously looking at.” He added that LSU and Missouri are on equal turf. Other offers include Texas Tech, Utah and Baylor.

For the 2011 season, Lacouture finished with 51 tackles and six sacks lining up as a defensive tackle for A&M Consolidated. He was a first-team all-district selection.