Johnny Jefferson really liked Texas A&M when he visited the campus in mid-February. But between when he gave his early commitment to the Aggies and now, something changed.
Several reports surfaced late Wednesday that the Shoemaker junior tailback decommitted to A&M following an on-campus visit to Baylor. Jefferson also took a visit to TCU in late February. Shoemaker coach Channon Hall confirmed the reports late Wednesday night. He has officially decommitted!, Hall said via text.
Listed at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, the speedy Jefferson also had offers from Notre Dame, UCLA, Ohio State and Houston.
(A&M) was one of my first ones, and I think I decided too early, Jefferson told ESPN recruiting writer Damon Sayles. I should have waited to see what everyone else had to offer first.
As I look around, all the schools are the same, but the players and coaches are different. I had a chance to see what TCU and Baylor had, and I really liked them.
Sayles reported Jefferson picked up a scholarship offer from Baylor during the schools annual pro day.
After reports started to surface, Hall said Jefferson was waffling on his decision, but had not officially notified A&M coaches.
However, Jefferson went so far as to post on Facebook, I will not be an aggie.
Jefferson, who runs a 4.45 40-second dash and rushed for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, committed to the Southeastern Conference-bound Aggies on Feb. 18 after making his first official college visit.
Then, he credited the Aggies coaching staff and new head coach Mike Sumlin and Texas A&Ms reputable strength program for his quick decision.
Running out of the wildcat formation, Jefferson helping the Grey Wolves snap a 31-game losing streak.
His speed is also an asset on the track, where he was a regional qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters this time last year as a sophomore.