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Monday, November 19, 2012
Weekend rewind: Texas A&M

By Sam Khan Jr.

Texas A&M turned much of its recruiting attention to junior college prospects over the weekend, hosting four juco prospects for the Aggies' game against Sam Houston State. It was Texas A&M's first home game since Oct. 20, and the Aggies made it a productive one, scoring a commitment from one of those prospects in attendance, City College of San Francisco offensive tackle Jeremiah Stuckey.

Stuckey, who is 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, will be a mid-year transfer and will join the Aggies in time for the spring semester. That means he will have four years to play three seasons at Texas A&M.

"One thing I'll say is that I really liked the whole community [in College Station] and everything," Stuckey said. "I felt like everyone there was really friendly and it could definitely be somewhere I could go and fit in and feel welcome."

The 18-year-old Stuckey had offers from Mississippi, Nevada and Oregon in addition to Texas A&M and was recruited by Aggies linebacker coach Matt Wallerstedt. He had trips scheduled to both Ole Miss and Oregon but has since canceled those plans.

Stuckey, the 31st commitment for Texas A&M in the 2013 class, also sees an opportunity to play in short order, especially if one or both of the Aggies' current starting tackles, Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, declare for the NFL draft. Both are draft prospects who could be high selections should they choose to enter early.

"I want to be able to come in and have a good chance to play," Stuckey said. "I love playing football and I didn't want to go somewhere and sit on the bench. I want to be actively participate and help my team win."