- Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer
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During SEC media days, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin spoke of the Aggies expanding their recruiting nationally.
On Tuesday, they stretched that footprint out about as far west as possible, reaching into Hawaii to score their latest commitment.
The Aggies got a commitment from Honolulu/St. Louis receiver Jeremy Tabuyo on Tuesday, their second commitment in as many days.
"I'm very excited," Tabuyo said. "It's a relief. Now I can just focus on my senior season and not worry about what school I want to go to."
Tabuyo, who is 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds. That speed will fit the Aggies' new Air Raid offense, which is designed to get the ball to receivers quickly to let them make plays. Tabuyo said the offense that coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury orchestrated at Houston had an impact on his decision.
"It caught my eye to see that they've had three receivers have 1,000-yard seasons (in one year)," said Tabuyo, who was recruited by receivers coach David Beaty. "It played a huge role."
Tabuyo had offers from Utah, Hawaii, Kansas and Wyoming. He was receiving interest from Oregon and Oregon State as well and had attended camps at each of those two campuses.
Even if those schools came calling with offers, Tabuyo said he's firm to the Aggies.
"It wouldn't effect my decision," Tabuyo said. "I made a commitment to the coaches and I'll stay true to the coaches."