Aggie signee Raven defends mom's forgery

Texas A&M signee Floyd Raven was one of the biggest stories of National Signing Day when Ole Miss discovered his signature on the letter of intent sent to Oxford, Miss., this morning was a forgery.

Raven's mother signed his letter for him, but Raven says "it was an honest mistake."

"Long story short, my mom thought she was helping me out,” Raven told The Associated Press Wednesday evening. "I wasn’t home and she sent it in. I never told her I had changed my mind to Texas A&M. I forgive her for it."

Raven ranks as the nation's No. 18 cornerback and was confirmed as Texas A&M's 22nd signee of 2011 earlier this evening.

From the AP story:

Mississippi athletic spokesman Kyle Campbell said the school had trouble reading the initial letter of intent sent by fax machine, so the school requested another. Raven declined.

Raven, a Reserve, La., native, said Ole Miss coaches were "very understanding" of the problem.