August 29, 2006

Acho: 'I'm excited to be a Longhorn'

The stock of Dallas St Mark's defensive end Sam Acho has shot through the roof over the past two months, and on Monday the blue-chip prospect decided he was ready to end the recruiting process before it got too hectic. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound playmaker put a call into the Texas coaching staff to give a commitment, and he couldn't be more happy with his decision. We caught up with Acho for a Q&A:

On his thought process leading up to the commitment:

I visited UT a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed my visit. I got to meet with the coaching staff and see the school of business, parts of the campus. I was really impressed with the overall visit. They offered me a scholarship there so I was excited about that. I was just trying to figure out what to do. It was hard to pick UT over USC, Stanford, Cal, UVA and other schools that had offered me. After thinking about it a little bit, I was able to make my decision.

On the actual commitment:

I actually made the decision last week but I committed officially (Monday) morning. I called Mack Brown. He was excited and happy.

On his mindset now that the commitment is behind him:

I'm extremely relieved. I've actually been enjoying the attention and kind of embracing it. But I just want to focus on the season and focus on my senior school year.

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