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It has been an eventful day for El Campo (Texas) star Rueben Owens, the nation's No. 1 running back.

Just hours after the 5-foot-11, 190-pound ball-carrier announced his decommitment from Louisville, he ended his (brief) second recruitment, selecting the Texas A&M Aggies in a post on Instagram.

"This has been a journey, but it is MY journey," he wrote. "God has Blessed me with a gift and I am Thankful. Nobody truly knows what this process is like unless you have been through it. This is a business as we all can see. People root for you when you go to a school they want you to then flip on you when you decide different. For the recruits in the future Don't let anyone get in your head or change who you are. Do what is best for you and your family. Do your own research and stay true to yourself."

Owens is rated the nation's No. 20 overall prospect, No. 1 running back and No. 3 player in the state of Texas, behind only Paetow defensive lineman David Hicks (Texas A&M) and Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold (Oklahoma).

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During his stellar sophomore and junior campaigns, the Texas product rushed for a combined 4,500 yards and 68 touchdowns while averaging 11.6 yards per carry.

With Owens in the fold, Texas A&M's 2023 recruiting class jumps from No. 23 to No. 18 nationally, moving just ahead of Michigan and TCU. 

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