Texas A&M received some great news on the recruiting trail from a talented 4-star athlete.
Keldrick Carper announced Sunday afternoon on Twitter that he has committed to the Aggies.
This is a major commitment for the Aggies. The Plain Dealing, La., native is rated as the No. 23 athlete nationally in the Class of 2017 and the No. 12 player in the state of Louisiana. Carper accumulated more than 1,663 total yards and 20 combined touchdowns while also recording 22 tackles and three interceptions last season for Plain Dealing High School.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete received 31 reported scholarship offers, including offers from Arkansas, UGA, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He visited College Station, Texas on Saturday and clearly came away impressed.
The moment that sealed the deal was when secondary coach Terry Joseph urged Carper’s tired mother to take a nap and relax rather than continue walking on their tour of the campus.
“That showed me he really cares,” Carper told GigEm247.com’s Taylor Hamm. “He doesn’t just care about me and my abilities but he also cares enough about my mother and my family. That just hit me in my heart. I was like ‘wow’ because that was sincere. That’s not something you plan to do and when he did that it showed me that this man right here truly cares about me, my mother, my family and my well being.”
Carper’s decision gives coach Kevin Sumlin 12 commitments in his 2017 class. Sumlin and a couple other Aggies coaches showed their excitement on Twitter. The Aggies have had a good weekend on the recruiting trail, particularly in the state of Louisiana. 3-star running back Travis Etienne from Jennings, La., committed to Texas A&M on Saturday.
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— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) June 12, 2016
— Jeff Banks (@jbsttamu) June 12, 2016
— Coach Terry Price (@Coach_TPrice) June 12, 2016
All rankings come from 247Sports.com’s composite rankings unless otherwise noted.