At the end of the day, it was just too difficult for Alex Caruso to leave home.
Wednesday afternoon, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated decided that he would stick around for college and play for Billy Kennedy's program.
With his size and ability to shoot the ball, Caruso presents defenders with issues because they are forced to crowd him.
However, play Caruso too close and defenders take their chances with getting burned in other ways. Not only is he capable of creating off the dribble and using his athleticism to finish at the rim, Caruso can play as a tall point guard in stretches and make plays for others.
A four-star prospect who is currently ranked No. 67 overall in the class of 2012, Caruso joins fellow four-star J-Mychal Reese as an Aggie commit.
It's also interesting to note that each Caruso and Reese -- who grew up in nearby Bryan -- have significant ties to Texas A&M. Caruso's father, Mike, is an associate athletic director for the Aggies while Reese's father, John, was recently hired as an assistant coach under Kennedy.