TAMU spring game impresses 2014 OLB


Spring (Texas) Klein Oak 2014 linebacker Ja'Von Shelley made one visit to Texas A&M this spring.

On Saturday, he made a return trip for the Maroon-and-White spring football game. Though he originally planned to visit Oklahoma for its spring game, plans fell through and he called up Aggies' linebackers coach Mark Hagen, who encouraged Shelley to make his way back to Aggieland.

The visit, like Shelley's first to Texas A&M, was a positive one.

"It went great," Shelley said. "Everybody was jumping around and happy and singing. The Aggie vibe and tradition and the whole atmosphere, I liked it."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect took in the Aggies' junior day on March 2 and is still seeking his first offer. On Saturday he kept a close eye on the linebackers during A&M's spring game.

"I think I could fit in very well with what they're doing and how they do it," Shelley said. "I talked to Coach Hagen about it and he said some nice things and he thinks I could fit in well."

Texas A&M, like several other schools, will be out at Klein Oak during the spring evaluation, which begins Monday and lasts until May 31. Shelley said other schools that have expressed interest in coming to evaluate him during the spring are Baylor, Boise State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

So far, he's developing a good relationship with Hagen.

"He's nice," Shelley said. "He seems dedicated to A&M and I like him a lot."