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Stephens makes in-state decision

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It took one speech for McAllen (Texas) Memorial Bradley Stephens to realize that he was done and knew where he wanted to go.
Upon attending the Texas junior day this past weekend, head coach Mack Brown told the players in attendance that if they knew where they wanted to go, to just make that decision and not delay what they felt was right in their heart. The talented young man took that to heart and told his parents he was ready to commit.
"He looked at us and said, 'I want to go to Texas A&M,'" Stephens' father, Craig Stephens told Rivals.com Saturday evening. "I asked him if he was sure and he said he was. It was the right place for him in the end."
Stephens' feelings on Texas were definitely not low.
"Oh he thought coach Brown was a wonderful guy and it was a great program," Stephens' father said. "He didn't get an offer, but I think that his heart was with Texas A&M."
A couple of weeks ago, Stephens made a decision to keep his options close to home. Then, the pieces just fell together.
"He shortened his list to the schools in the state of Texas," Stephens' father said. "I told him that we needed to talk about those schools. Texas A&M was always at the top for sometime and that was big. They stuck with him."
Stephens becomes the third known commitment for the Aggies so far in the class of 2007. He was also holding offers from Georgia Tech, Houston, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State.
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