Texas A&M got a jump on its 2013 recruiting class when 6-4 post player Jada Terry verbally committed during an unofficial visit last weekend.
Terry had scheduled an official visit with the Aggies in September, but made a last minute unofficial visit on Aug. 11 to meet with the coaching staff. The rising senior for Cedar Hill High School in Texas told us she was having a tough time deciding between Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, but decided to commit to the Aggies because of their winning tradition.
“I always had an interest in A&M,” said Terry, who is rated as a top 50 player for the 2013 class. “They are one of the top teams in the country and they are known to get players in the WNBA and even to the Olympics, and I want to be one of those type of players”
Texas A&M is set to join the Southeastern Conference this season after 16 seasons as part of the Big 12 Conference. The Aggies won the national championship in 2011 under head coach Gary Blair.
Terry, who plays club ball for DFW Elite, had previously committed to Texas, but re-opened her recruiting when Gail Goestenkors resigned. Other schools in the mix were: Kansas, TCU, Florida State, Texas, Texas Tech, Louisville, South Carolina and Georgia Tech.
In other recruiting news, Terry’s DFW Elite teammate Sharde Collins verbally committed to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock this past week. The 2013 combo guard for Liberty Eylau High Schol in Texarkana, Texas said she picked the Trojans because they are close, just a two-hour drive from home. Collins was also considering SMU, Arkansas State, Stephen F Austin, and Western Kentucky.
UALR went 23-8 last season and won the Sun Belt conference title earning a trip to the NCAA tournament.