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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
2014 K Medley discusses TAMU offer

By Sam Khan Jr.

Earlier this month, Lewisburg (Tenn.) Marshall County kicker Aaron Medley was thrilled to pick up his first FBS scholarship offer from a power program in the Big 12.

On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 165-pound placekicker and punter was just as excited, adding an SEC program to his offer list.

Medley picked up an offer from Texas A&M, learning the news on Monday when he placed a phone call to Aggies special teams coordinator Jeff Banks.

"I called him [Monday] and that's when he told me they were going to choose me and I was the guy," Medley said on Monday evening.

Banks traveled to Tennessee last week and stopped by Marshall County to see Medley perform first hand. The highly-touted kicker said he turned in a quality performance.

"I don't think I could have had a better day," Medley said. "It was really, really great."

Medley, who handles placekicking, punting and kickoff duties for Marshall County, also holds an offer from Oklahoma. He'll visit both the Sooners and the Aggies in early June, taking in Norman, Okla., on June 2 and College Station, Texas, on June 6.

When he received the news of the A&M offer, Medley said he was excited.

"I kind of lost my breath for a second," Medley said. "It's special. Texas A&M is a good program. They're going places right now. That's big time, I think."

Medley, who also has interest from Arkansas, Ohio State and Tennessee, said he has been keeping in touch with the Sooners since they offered early this month.

"I keep up with them," Medley said. "I talked to Jay Boulware, who's their special teams coach, [Monday] for a little bit."

Medley said he's expecting a few more offers to come his way and he doesn't have summer unofficial visits set in stone beyond the Oklahoma and Texas A&M trips in early June. When it comes to what he's looking for in a future home, there are several criteria he's examining:

"Academically, I want to major in business," Medley said. "As far as football: facilities, what they did last year, the future of the program, their head coach. How long is he going to be there? Does he have a good contract, a good reputation? You don't want to go to a college and he leaves after that year and you're stuck with whoever they decide to hire."