HOUSTON -- The state's top basketball recruit said he will
honor his commitment to Texas A&M after meeting with new Aggie head
coach Mark Turgeon.
Turgeon traveled to Houston on Sunday for a 1½ hour meeting with
DeAndre Jordan, a 7-footer from Christian Life Academy.
"It was real important because I didn't know anything about
coach Turgeon," Jordan told Houston television station KRIV. "A
lot of the players at Texas A&M called me and told me all the
things he was about, that he was a good guy, but I wanted to see it
myself. So I met with him. I liked what he was talking about and
where he is taking the program and that convinced me."
Texas A&M hired Turgeon on Tuesday after a five-day search to
replace Billy Gillispie, who left College Station for Kentucky.
Gillispie signed Jordan before his departure.
Jordan averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 blocked shots
during his senior year of high school. Ranked the eighth-best
recruit in the country by the recruiting Web site Rivals.com, he
was also pursued by Florida, Indiana, LSU and Texas.
Jordan said he'll report for summer school June 1.