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Class of 2023 Atascocita DL Samu Taumanupepe made his commitment to Texas A&M after visiting Aggieland for the pool party and receiving an offer while he was there this past weekend. Taumanupepe is a 6-foot-4, 380-pound defensive lineman who possesses a quick twitch off the ball and has tremendous strength.
VYPE's Jackson DiPasquale caught up with Taumanupepe to talk about his commitment and more.
Taumanupepe's recruitment blew up this past offseason receiving offers from Oregon, Texas, and Houston to name a few but none were the school he "dreamed" about playing at. According to Taumanupepe, his dream school has always been Texas A&M and when he received his offer this weekend it was a done deal.
When asking Taumanupepe what really made the decision for him to commitment to Texas A&M, he said he just "loved the environment" and the culture Texas A&M has, and it just felt like home.
Taumanupepe's commitment also continues the Aggies success with recruiting the Eagles. Taumanupepe is their third commitment from an Atascocita player in the past five classes. Talking about what it means to continue the Atascocita to Aggieland pipeline, Taumanupepe said he plans to "keep the pipeline going" especially with some of his teammates Class of 2024 OL Nate Kibble and Class of 2025 RB Tory Blaylock who also were in attendance for the pool party.
Lastly, when asked what message Taumanupepe has for Aggie fans after making his decision, he kept it short and sweet by saying " I'm home".
Taumanupepe is now looking ahead to a big-time senior year at Atascocita.
Miss our latest episode of VYPE Recruit Spotlight? Check out the interview with Atascocita offensive linemen Christian Cruickshank.