March 28, 2007

Furtch moving to spring ball

Texas A&M's move to the 4-2-5 defense included a change in the Aggies' base defense from two safeties (as at most programs) to three safeties. As a result, the Aggies will always be looking to add another safety in their classes, and that puts a premium on the position for the A&M coaching staff.

For that reason, the Aggies made Paris' Keon Furtch a top priority at the position. Furtch is rated as the No. 1 safety in the state by most observers and the 24th best player on Aggie Websider's top 100 list. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, he's certainly got the physical tools. His highlight videos showcase his skills both offensively and defensively, including his ability to change direction and find the ball.

A&M was the first school to offer Furtch, and after visiting A&M in January the Aggies shot to the top of Furtch's list. In February, Furtch's teammate Jordan Fields, a cornerback at Paris, visited A&M for another junior day. Furtch was unable to attend due to illness, but then he got a call from Fields while he was in College Station.

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