Jeremy Tabuyo is thrilled to have his recruitment finished and it all came a little unexpectedly as the Texas A&M coaches contacted him, showed more interest, decided to offer and he made his pledge.
All of it took place in less than two weeks.
It all started with an e-mail from an assistant coach there telling Tabuyo they had seen him film on the Internet. Then the Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis three-star receiver talked to many other coaches who said they needed to get approval to offer from coach Kevin Sumlin.
While that was happening, Tabuyo did research on the coaching staff especially their success at Houston and he discussed the situation with his family. Soon after, Tabuyo got word that Texas A&M was going to offer and he called Sumlin to make it official.
During that conversation with Sumlin, Tabuyo decided to make his commitment. The offer came on his 18th birthday and the Hawaii standout said it was definitely a special moment.
"The opportunity to play in the SEC along with the type of offense that Texas A&M will be running was too good to pass up," Tabuyo said. "When coach Sumlin and coach (Kliff) Kingsbury were at Houston their offense put up huge numbers and I'm hoping that can continue here.
"The reputation that Texas A&M has, the awesome facilities and traditions like the "12th Man" where all the students stand the entire game to show support is just crazy. I heard it's the No. 1 game-day experience in the country. And I know the state of Texas takes it's football seriously."
Rivals.com rates Tabuyo as the fourth-best prospect in the state of Hawaii rankings. He said the newness of the coaching staff and the program really drew him to the Aggies.
"Everything there is new," Tabuyo said.
"The coaches, the AD, a new conference, new facilities, even new uniforms. It's something I really want to experience and be a part of. I'm excited to see what Texas A&M can accomplish in the SEC."