After originally signing with TCU out of Friendswood (Texas) High School, James Blasczyk thought he would be playing his college ball in the Lone Star State. However, TCU hired a new coaching staff and the 6-foot-10 center was released from his National Letter of Intent.
On Monday, Blasczyk accepted to play ball in Texas after all at Texas A&M.
"I had my mind made up about going up to New Hampton in New Hampshire for prep school but I played in a couple of camps and went to A&M's camp and played well," Blasczyk said. "So I went back for a couple more visits and just got along with everyone there…when they offered, I decided it was right for me."
Blasczyk said he will red-shirt this season and looks forward to diving into the line-up next fall.
"We're all on the same page. I think I clicked with everyone there. They have good players and it's a really good program," Blasczyk said. "Coach said after my redshirt year that I'd be a nice four year player in their rotation."
Instead of packing up his winter coats, the native Texan will take the snow gear back to the store and trade them in for some Aggie gear this fall.
"I'm shipping out on July 8 [to College Station]," he said.