Texas A&M picked up a big commitment on Sunday when 2018 four-star linebacker DaShaun White picked the Aggies over Oklahoma.
White, at 6’1”, 222 pounds, is a hard-hitting, athletic outside linebacker from North Richland Hills, Texas. Per 247Sports, White is the No. 22 outside linebacker in the nation and 43rd-ranked player in the talent-rich state of Texas in the 2018 cycle.
In an interview with Greg Powers of Scout, White went into detail about why the Aggies were the right school for him.
It came down a lot to the relationships I have built. I am already comfortable with a lot of players that are there. Anthony Hines being the most. I am really comfortable with those guys. It comes down to being comfortable going to war with people that are there already.
White also discussed how comfortable he was with defensive coordinator John Chavis, which also played a large role in his decision.
“To play for 'Chief'—or to play for Coach Chavis is a huge honor,” White said.
Upgrading the talent at linebacker was essential for head coach Kevin Sumlin in this cycle and White is a guy who will challenge for playing time early.
According to the 247Sports composite, White’s commitment pushes the Aggies up to the No. 13 spot in the class of 2018 team rankings.