Bobby Brown is headed to Aggieland.
The DFW area’s top recruit flipped his commitment from Alabama to Texas A&M early Wednesday morning and has signed with Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies.
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“Ultimately, out of everything between the schools and football programs, it was just that A&M felt more of a home for us — where I wanted to be,” Brown said.
He said coaches and teammates were early influencers during the recruiting process.
“At first it was [coaches and teammates] but then I took into it a business aspect of what I wanted to do and where I would like to see myself at,” said Brown, who plans to study engineering. “It was a place I wanted to pursue my career.”
Brown, a four-star defensive end and player No. 182 overall per 247Sports, had been committed to the national champions for six weeks but decided to rejoin the Aggies’ 2018 class on National Signing Day.
“The main thing was that I finally realized that nobody’s going to play one down for me,” Brown told 247Sports. “I had to make a decision solely for me. I just took it all to heart and basically made a business decision on where I wanted to play.
“I know where my heart is.”
Brown had originally committed to Texas A&M back on Oct. 27 over offers from some of the top schools in the country. But then he backed out of that verbal pledge on Dec. 20, the first day of the early signing period, and committed to Nick Saban’s program two days later.
But that didn’t stop A&M from keeping in touch with the dynamic defensive lineman, and it clearly paid off. He spent the weekend in College Station on an unofficial visit, which ultimately could have made the difference in where he signed.