On Dec. 10, Sealy, Texas, standout Ricky Seals-Jones knew where he wanted to go and he wasted no time letting everyone know he was ready to be an Aggie.
He chose Texas A&M over LSU, and since making his decision not only has he not looked back, but he has taken extra steps to keep coaches and reporters away.
"I committed to A&M and that's it," Seals-Jones said. "I had to change my number so no coaches are calling, but I keep in touch with Coach McKinney and Coach (Kevin) Sumlin."
For Seals-Jones, the adjustment has been pleasant. His phone no longer rings through the night. Text messages have slowed and the silence has been golden.
"Pretty good, you can sleep through the night now," Seals-Jones said.
Seals-Jones has shifted much of his focus from recruiting to basketball. However, his official visit to Texas A&M one of the few things left on his recruiting schedule.
"Jan. 11 I take my official visit," Seals-Jones said. "Right after a basketball game I go home, take a shower, and head to College Station."
The nation's No. 27 ranked prospect is one of five Texas A&M commits who arrived in San Antonio Sunday morning to begin preparations for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The No. 1 athlete in the country and No. 2 prospect in the postseason Texas Top 100 missed most of his senior season with a dislocated knee cap, and it was easy to see the excitement on his face as he checked in, collected his gear, and began to think of the week ahead.
"I'm just ready to have a few practices and have a little fun down here and get ready for the game," Seals-Jones said. "Just meeting back up with all the people who were in Atlanta and Oregon and catching up. Just having fun down here. I know they said we get a lot of down time to go to the Riverwalk and stuff like that."