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Former Texas A&M defensive end James Lockhart announced on his Twitter account that he’s transferring to Baylor.

Lockhart left the Aggies before they played Kansas State in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28.

The 6-3, 260-pound Lockhart will have two years of eligibility remaining at Baylor after redshirting in 2017 due to NCAA transfer rules.

Lockhart, a former Ennis High School star, finished the 2016 season with eight tackles including one for loss for the Aggies.

“After a lot of prayer, discussion with my family and help from my high school coaches, I will be transferring to Baylor University,” Lockhart said. “From the bottom of my heart and the Lockhart family we are so grateful to Coach (Matt) Rhule for giving me a second chance to further my education and pursue the game I love.”

Lockhart was a four-star recruit ranked among the top 150 prospects in the country out of Ennis in 2015. He had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and others before signing with the Aggies.

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