Posted by Bryan Fischer
The rivalry between Texas A&M and Baylor was turned up just a notch with last year's realignment mess and it no doubt means some tensions on the recruiting trail as well. Southlake (Texas) athlete Sabian Holmes is the latest to be in the middle as he flipped his commitment from the Bears to the Aggies over the weekend.
"(A&M) offered me earlier this week as a receiver," Holmes told Aggieyell.com. "I had heard from the other staff some, but it was for defense. When they told me they wanted as a receiver, I thought about for a few days and then called (wide receivers) coach (David) Beatty and told him I wanted to be part of the Aggie family."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was wanted by Baylor as a defensive back and also held offers from Arkansas State, Memphis and Wyoming. Still, the chance to play wide out at the next level was too enticing for Holmes and being in new head coach Kevin Sumlin's offensive system didn't hurt either.
"They spread the ball around and everyone gets their chance," he said. "That was the big thing for me. They've also got a program with a great tradition."
Holmes becomes the 24th commitment for the Aggies' class of 2012. He caught 85 passes for 1,336 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year as the Dragons won the 5A state title.