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Friday, July 20, 2012
2014 RB Nixon feeling the Aggies

By Max Olson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Shaun Nixon (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) already has five offers, but one of them mattered more than the rest for the 2014 running back.

When Texas A&M offered in May, Nixon couldn’t help but be excited.

“Man, A&M is a great school,” he said. “It was very exhilarating. It was just like the first one -- when you get that offer, that’s big. They’re going to the SEC now, so that would be a great deal.”

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound back also holds offers from Texas Tech, Clemson, Baylor and SMU. So far, the Aggies are ahead of the pack.

“The Texas A&M offer means the most to me,” Nixon said. “I’m really looking forward to a TCU offer. They’re going to the Big 12, and that might be cool.”

Nixon has stayed in touch with the Horned Frogs’ coaching staff lately and spoke with Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin last month.

Though Texas has yet to decide on offering Nixon for its 2014 class, he’d like to consider the Longhorns on his list of options come February.

“[Harsin] said I’m still on their radar,” Nixon said. “They’ve said they liked my film, so hopefully after my junior year I can get that offer.”