July 27, 2008

Junior linebacker impressed by A&M

Austin Westlake 2010 linebacker prospect David Durham grew up in the southeastern United States, following the likes of the SEC and other programs such as Miami and Virginia Tech.

He has an appreciation for college football and its traditions that goes far beyond that of a prospect who has yet to even play his junior year of high school football. As a result, he found that he had a lot to like about Texas A&M during the Aggies' first junior day for the 2010 recruiting class on Saturday.

"The tradition impressed me the most," said the 6-foot-3, 226-pound Durham, who had 50 tackles and four sacks for the Chapparals last year. "Being from the south, I've always liked the SEC schools and A&M is similar to them.

"I definitely liked the Wrecking Crew back in the day. That's something that they want to try and bring back with coach Sherman and coach Kines. I think that it is something that they can do. There's not too many places with their game day atmosphere. I've visited Penn State and Alabama, but I don't know if you can beat A&M. That's really important to me."

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