Recruits show little concern over Aggies' choice


For the fans and the high-finance guys, Texas A&M's seemingly imminent move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference represents a cataclysmic change, a historic new course for the university's athletic program. Yet for several future Aggies, current high school seniors who have already verbally committed to becoming part of football coach Mike Sherman's highly regarded incoming freshman class of 2012, it doesn't appear to be such a big deal. Galena Park's Tyrone Taylor, in fact, said he had only recently become aware of the SEC move, never mind that his brother, Tyrell, is a freshman linebacker at A&M this season. South Houston defensive back Kenneth Marshall confessed he didn't know a lot about the SEC's vaunted reputation. [...] while the powerhouse conference has claimed five consecutive BCS national championships and six in the last eight years, Marshall suggests the Aggies are bringing plenty to the table themselves. To be an Aggie is to have a visceral need to beat the University of Texas, and the 117-year-old rivalry that dates to 1894 is imperiled with the schools apparently heading in opposite directions. Especially now with what's happening and all the trash talking we're hearing from their recruits in the media about me and our (recruiting) class. Three of Glen West's Brenham Cubs are headed up the road to A&M. West turned 50 this week, making him old enough to already have lamented the breakup of the Southwest Conference - never mind the Big 12.


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