Kameron Miles (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) called Texas A&M a “2-for-1 special.”
The ESPN 300 safety confirmed early Wednesday evening -- hours after decommitting from Tennessee -- that he is taking his talents to College Station, Texas, and will play for the Aggies. Miles, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety, said the opportunity to play for a rising SEC program that was a short drive from home -- versus a plane ride away -- proved to be too difficult to pass up.
“No. 1, it’s in the SEC,” said Miles of Texas A&M, fresh off a stellar win against previous No. 1 Alabama. “No. 2, it’s in Texas, so I won’t have to go anywhere. The program is going in the right direction with a new coach.”
Miles, No. 253 in the ESPN 300, committed to Tennessee in May, but he picked up a Texas A&M offer last Monday. Recruited by secondary coach Marcel Yates, Miles talked the offer over with parents and chose to decommit from Tennessee Wednesday afternoon.
Later in the day, Miles gave Yates a call and gave the Aggies his verbal pledge.
“I like everything about it,” said Miles, who is a cousin of Aggies standout defensive lineman Damontre Moore. “They’ve got the 12th Man, the AggSwagg Movement, everything. I know some of the recruits going there. It’s going to be like how it is for me in Dallas.”
Miles said one of the biggest reasons for his switch is how quickly the program has been able to adapt to SEC play. Once thought to be a cellar dweller in the conference, the Aggies are arguably the conference’s most dangerous team in their first season.
Miles is commit No. 30 for the Aggies. He’s ranked No. 13 among safeties nationwide and No. 36 among players in Texas in the Class of 2013.
“For them to jump in the SEC the way they have, that’s a big accomplishment,” Miles said. “I can see myself being a part of that the next 3-4 years.”