Texas A&M's 2017 recruiting class got a major boost Wednesday when 4-star forward Savion Flagg announced his commitment to the Aggies.
"I just felt like it was a great fit for me, and it’s close to home," Flagg told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "The hardworking players that they have, I feel like every day I will get better. The relationship that I’ve built with coach [Billy] Kennedy is great and the whole coaching staff. With what they are building, I feel like I can be a big part of that."
Flagg, who stars at Alvin (Texas) High School, is the No. 67 overall prospect in the 2017 class. He's ranked 14th among small forwards and fifth in the state of Texas, per 247Sports.
Texas A&M was one of eight finalists alongside Florida, LSU, Miami, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Oregon and Texas. Flagg visited the Texas A&M campus earlier this month, which he said put the Aggies over the other schools.
"It was clicking that that was the place for me in the summer," Flagg said. "When I went on the official visit, it clicked that this was my home and where I want to be."
Flagg joins a class that already includes 4-star point guard TJ Starks and 3-star power forward Isiah Jasey. His commitment launches Texas A&M up to No. 6 on the class of 2017 rankings, second behind top-ranked Auburn in the SEC. Given only five of the nation's top 25 recruits have given their verbal pledges, it goes without saying some of these rankings will change.
Flagg said Kennedy plans on playing him as a combo guard.
"What they’ve told me is they’d play me as a combo guard and someone that can do everything," he said. "We can put pressure on the defense by having four guards on the court and having a big wing that can rebound. I’ll be able to get the ball off the glass and push it rather than finding a guard."
Kennedy has landed a top-20 class each of the last two seasons.
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Rankings courtesy of 247Sports.