Texas A&M snags Caruso

Alex Caruso

Alex Caruso is off the board. The talented wing prospect will stay close to home and play for the Aggies.

Shortly after official visits to Texas A&M and Colorado, Alex Caruso made his college decision.

"Home is where the heart is," Caruso told Scout.com.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound wing prospect committed to Texas A&M. His father -- Mike Caruso -- said the familiarity with the program had a big factor in his decision.

"I think the deciding factor was the history and the familiarity," the elder Caruso said. "He's been around the program since he can remember and since he was young. He was a ball boy and he was at all of their courts."

Caruso, a standout at College Station (Tex.) Texas A&M Consolidated, has strong ties to the program, as his father is the associate Athletic Director at Texas A&M and the younger Caruso used to be a ball boy for the school.

"He played on the court for fun and now he's going to play for real," his father added.

To go with Colorado, Caruso also strongly considered Texas Tech, Nebraska, Arizona State and Richmond.

After a solid spring, Caruso's name began to pick up steam. Then he had a breakout showing at the Pangos All-American camp and catapulted into Scout.com's top 100.

Caruso, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 75 overall in the class of 2012.

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