Three-star wide receiver Caleb Chapman committed to Texas A&M last week and he says he is readying for “a fun ride” with the Aggies.
“I’m looking forward to working and winning games on Kyle Field for the best fan base in the country,” he told GN.
Chapman (6 feet 5, 206 pounds), from Friendswood (Texas) Clear Brook in the Houston suburbs, chose Texas A&M over offers from, among others, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon and TCU.
“The biggest factor was that they had the best of both worlds,” Chapman said. “They’re in the best conference, so I’ll play against the best of the best. I’ve been taught that if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.
“The fan base is also the best in the country, and the education there is great. It’s just something where you sit back and think, ‘How could I not go to Texas A&M?’ “
Chapman also likes his relationship with the A&M staff.
“It all started with my area recruiter, Coach (Clarence) McKinney (running backs coach),” he said. “He came in and we started to grow a relationship that resembled a coach that I’m very close with at my high school.
“Coach (Aaron) Moorehead (wide receivers coach) and I also have a good relationship and it’s getting better every time we talk; same with Coach (Kevin) Sumlin. I’m looking forward to be able to work for them and play for them.”
Getting a chance to play in the SEC is big for Chapman.
“Playing in the SEC is what I dreamed of,” he said. “To be able to play against players that are going to be playing on Sundays is just going to get you better and prepare you for when it’s your time to make a play.”
Is his recruitment over?
“Now that I’m committed, my recruitment is completely shut down,” Chapman said. “There is no
other place I’d rather be than Texas A&M.”
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