CLA Sports Interview: LaRue Talks Texas A&M Aggies Commitment

Sebastian LaRue Exclusive Interview

Today, Sebastian LaRue can rest easy knowing that he's made the right decision for his future. The recent Texas A&M Aggies commit is excited about his future in College Station, Texas.

"I went out there (Texas A&M) once before, so my trip made everything more familiar. I talked to the coaches and liked their whole vibe. They're a players' coaching staff and that's really what I look for," he told CLA Sports today.

A few weeks ago, CLA reported on Sebastian LaRue's decommitment from USC.

Excerpt from Article:
"When asked about the de-commit, LaRue responded “I have just been thinking about this for a while and it was something that I felt was best at this time." He currently has two official visits lined up, Texas A&M on January 18th, and Notre Dame on January 25th.

"I decommitted (from USC) based on a lot of things that were going on. I felt like that wasn't the place for me anymore," LaRue said.

Sebastian took advantage of his opportunities to showcase his skills and abilities on a national stage and enjoyed the competition at the Under Armour All-American Game.

"I didn't approach those all-star games like I wanted to get more offers. I just tried to play my game," he said.

Although LaRue had a visit lined up with Notre Dame, and was eyeing other possible trips, he was drawn to the Aggies for several reasons.

"My Grandma's first name is Aggie," LaRue told CLA. "My older brother just moved out to Texas. With him being there and the type of relationship that we've built (Texas A&M) over the past several years. I felt like there were too many things pointing in the direction of Texas A&M."

LaRue Already Receiving Support from Aggies Fans

The Aggies may have just had the luck of the draw when it comes to landing the high-profile California HS football recruit. As it stands, defensive backs coach Marcel Yates took notice of LaRue as he began to blossom at Santa Monica High School.

"Their (Texas A&M) DBs coach was the DB coach at Boise State before, and they (Boise St.) were my first offer when I was a sophomore," said LaRue.

Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

Coming off of a season in which the Aggies captivated the nation with the emergence of "Johnny Football" aka Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, College Station is buzzing.

"It's a different feeling now. It's a lot of publicity surrounding him (Manziel) … the Heisman trophy winner. Right now they feel like they're the number two team in the county and they were the only team to beat Alabama last year," he said.

LaRue will lineup as a wideout for the Aggies and looks forward to developing a strong relationship with Manziel.

"He (Manziel) just said that he loves my game and the way I play. He said he would be excited to have me there. He's just a cool dude," Sebastian said of his future quarterback.

"We talked about recruiting a little bit and talked about College Station. Everybody's excited about the football program being back on top and I'm very happy to be a part of that right now. The only visit I took was to Texas A&M… playing in the SEC, the best conference in football, it's really something I couldn't turn down," he concluded.