Posted by Bryan Fischer
While most of Texas A&M's class of 2012 was on board before the Aggies rumored move to the SEC surfaced, it appears their latest addition is very excited about the possible departure from the Big 12. San Antonio (Texas) defensive back Colin Blake is the latest commitment for the program and the pending move was one of the reasons why he committed over the holiday weekend.
"I think it makes them more attractive to me because that's the best conference in college football so I would love to have a chance to play in the SEC," Blake told AggieYell.com. "They look real good going into the year this year and I think they are going to do well in the Big 12 this year. I like A&M a lot, so I want them to win the Big 12."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder held offers from Arizona, Cal, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Missouri and others. Interestingly, Blake had given up football early in his career to concentrate on basketball but ended up coming back to play on the gridiron and, as a result, ended up with a full ride to a great in-state school.
"I wasn't excelling in basketball though," he said. "Football is the sport at our school so I decided to go back, give it a try, and see what happened. I came out during our boot about three weeks before spring practice. That's when I figured out that I could still play football."
Blake had 68 tackles and one interception last season as a junior. He becomes the Aggies' 22nd commitment for the class of 2012 and is ranked as the 10th-best safety in the country by MaxPreps.