Texas A&M pulled a huge coup when they received a commitment from Denver (Colo.) Mullen linebacker Leilon Willingham a few weeks ago. The Aggies went into the state for the second straight year to pull a four-star prospect away from the University of Colorado. However, the Buffs are not going to let go easily.
New head coach Jon Embree has the 6-foot-1, 240-pound defender as a top target and convinced Willingham to make the short trip to Boulder for an official visit this weekend. Willingham is a man of few words but says the visit went well.
"I went up there this weekend," he said of Colorado. "It was cool; it was fun."
Willingham was able to spend some time getting to know the new coaching staff.
"I met all the new coaches," he said. "They didn't really have anything new to say to try and sway me. They just want to make sure I make the best decision for me."
The big defender was also able to get to know several current Colorado players as well as other recruits.
"My host was DaVaughn Thornton," Willingham said. "I also met a few of the other players. They were cool.
"There were some other recruits there too. I got to know a few of them. I hung out with Sherrard Harrington. Sherrard actually committed while I was down there. He and I had a good time kicking it, kind of getting to know each other a little bit."
Despite the fact that the official visit went well, Willingham left campus still committed to Texas A&M. He plans to visit College Station in the very near future.
"I'm still committed to Texas A&M," he said. "I'm still going to A&M next weekend. I'm going to UCF the weekend after that."
Willingham says he is hoping to get a taste of what life will be like should he keep his commitment to the Aggies.
"I'm just trying to get a feel for the campus and the people," he said.