Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Longtime TAMU commit to grayshirt
By Sam Khan Jr.
A longtime Texas A&M commitment will not be signing a national letter of intent on Wednesday.
Offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson said he will take a grayshirt season and will sign with Texas A&M in January 2014.
Dallas Jesuit offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson confirmed to GigEmNation that he will be taking a grayshirt and will not sign with the Aggies on national signing day. He will instead enroll at Texas A&M in January 2014.
In a text message, Gustafson stated the following:
"Due to a knee injury I suffered in my last playoff game and the subsequent surgery, I will not be signing a Letter of Intent on February 6. Instead I will be 'grey shirting' and enrolling at Texas A&M in January. This option will grant me the necessary time for a proper recovery, as well as saving me a year of eligibility that would otherwise be spent working solely on rehabilitation. I am looking forward to my future as an Aggie, and am confident this path grants me the best chance at a successful career on Kyle Field and in the SEC. Gig 'em."
Gustafson originally committed to the Aggies on Feb. 20, 2012. He's a four-star prospect and ranked 23rd in the nation among offensive tackles.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect is one of three Dallas Jesuit prospects heading to Texas A&M. ESPN 300 linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni is signing with the Aggies on Wednesday and kicker Cody Wicker will be joining the program as a preferred walk-on.