Texas A&M or LSU? That is the question on the mind of Rivals100 athlete Ricky Seals-Jones.
At his Army All-American presentation on Monday, the Sealy, Texas standout let it be known those were his finalists. He even let it be known a favorite has emerged.
"I do, but I have to keep you guys on your toes so you won't get anything from me," Seals-Jones said with a smile.
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While he was staying silent about his leader, he did comment about a few things including his visit to Baton Rouge for the LSU-Alabama game.
The stadium, the coaches, the players all caught his attention while in Death Valley, but it was another aspect of the visit that stood above the rest.
"Just the fans," Seals-Jones said. "Right when you come out of the tunnel they're chanting 'Come to our school' and pointing at you. It was something special because you come under the stands a little to the right of the football players. And the student section is all pointing at you and you come on the field and you watch them warm up. It's just crazy because you're right in the front of the student section and they're yelling and cheering. Then they bring the tiger around. It was nice."
In fact, the student section was so vocal, he decided to join them.
"I actually sat in the student section," Seals-Jones said. "They were calling me and I asked my mom and she said 'I don't think it's safe' but I went up there and had a blast."
After the game he caught up with LSU special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. Coach Les Miles was tied up with meetings and obligations following the game, but Seals-Jones was able to get in touch on Sunday.
The visit went well and Seals-Jones could return to Baton Rouge in the near future, but this weekend he will be in College Station as Texas A&M hosts Missouri. There has also been talk of official visits, but the standout receiver says he has not scheduled anything to this point.
After having the opportunity to visit both schools and get to know both coaching staffs, he has quickly figured out both have a lot to offer on and off the field.
"Each school is great," Seals-Jones said. "Their campuses are great. Both schools are great. I just have to find which one's right for me."
When will he let the world know about his college future?
"Probably after Thanksgiving or right before I leave for the Army Bowl," Seals-Jones said. "I want to get it out of the way so I don't have anything to worry about and I can just focus on that game."
Then again making an announcement at the Army Bowl is not completely out of the question.
"No, I'm not going to do it there…or I might," Seals-Jones said with a smile. "You never know."
As usual, Seals-Jones has everyone on the edge of their seat waiting for the next step.