February 3, 2010

Sherman pleased with class despite defections

Texas A&M signed 23 prospects in the class of 2010 Wednesday on National Signing Day, but the class, at least initially, will be remembered more for the one player, linebacker Corey Nelson, who got away. Nelson pulled a signing day switch and signed his Letter-of-Intent with Oklahoma.

But with NCAA rules not allowing a head coach to comment on players that sign with other programs, A&M head coach Mike Sherman spent 30 minutes Wednesday in a positive mood in front of reporters talking about how pleased he is with the class. And even without Nelson, Sherman still signed an excellent class that ranks No. 15 in the nation by Rivals.com.

"I'm excited to get this point today and we took a huge step in our program with the signees we have in this class," Sherman said. "I've always said that you can win games with talent and you can win games with character, but you win championships with talent and character and I really feel like this is that type of group with both those qualities."

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