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Texas A&M recruits excited by SEC talk

It's all about the kids, right?

If that's the case, then some of those kids committed to Texas A&M would like to see the Aggies leave the Big 12 behind and move on to greener pastures in the SEC.

ESPN Recruiting analyst Corey Long caught up with a couple of current Texas A&M commitments, who said they'd be excited about a chance to play against SEC talent each week.

"It's pretty exciting to think about," safety Corey Thompson (Missouri City, Texas/Elkins) told Long. "I really don't have any problems with the Big 12 but I'd rather be in the SEC.

"There is better competition in the SEC; it's a lot more like the NFL. There's more speed and athleticism there top and bottom."

Thompson then added that a move to the SEC assures him that the powers that be at A&M are expecting this football program to take off and possibly be a legit national contender.

"This lets me know that the athletic department and the people there expect big things out of A&M football and I hope it happens soon," he said.

For athlete Darion Monroe (Reserve, La./East St. John), the SEC has always been something he's followed closely. When you live only an hour away from LSU, it's easy to keep up with the conference.

"When I heard about A&M trying to [get] in the SEC, I thought it was real cool," Monroe said. "I grew [up] watching SEC football here in Louisiana and it's the big-time conference to everyone."

All that national attention wouldn't be too bad either, Monroe said.

"Everyone watches SEC football on Saturday; they are on national TV with CBS and ESPN," he said. "So it's just more exposure for the school and the players."