Growing up in Marlin, Texas, just an hour north of College Station, Coryell Judie always was excited about following the exploits of the Texas A&M Aggies.
He had to start his college football career by going north to Kansas and Fort Scott Community College. But after earning Junior College All-America honors for the Greyhounds, Judie once again got another chance to become part of the A&M program. He verbally committed to then head coach Mike Sherman. Intent on making sure the coaches knew of his desires, Judie wanted to speak to everyone face-to-face.
“He wanted to go to A&M on an unofficial visit and so he borrowed my truck,” remembered his high school head coach Jeff Malone. “It’s an old truck and the air conditioning wasn’t working, but he wanted to use it anyway. My truck got him to the outskirts of Bryan and it broke down. He couldn’t call the A&M coaches to come and get him so I think someone from Marlin finally went down and got him.
“A week later one of the coaches drove him down there to visit A&M. When he got down there, that is when he made a commitment to them in person. It was always going to be A&M. That’s the only place he wanted to do.”
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