One of Texas’ earliest commitments will be one of it’s last de-commitments.
Austin Westlake athlete Chad Schroeder has de-committed from Purdue and has pledge to the Texas A&M Aggies.
“A&M is just closer to home for all of us,” his father and coach Ron Schroeder said. “When the Aggies offered him, it was just a good fit for all of us, but most importantly it was for Chad.”
Schroeder, who 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, is one of the state of Texas’ top athletes and a three-star selection. He guided Westlake to the Class 5A state championship game, where it lost to another Texas A&M commitment Reggie McNeal of Lufkin.
The Aggies recruited Schroeder, who has 4.38-second speed, as a receiver.
“Everyone indicated that they saw something great in him as a wide receiver,” his father said. “We just figured why go all the way out to Lafayette if you can do it here.”
Schroeder committed early in the recruiting process to Purdue, but made the switch just eight days before next Wednesday's signing day.