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Class of 2014
DL doesn't have the same athleticism as Johnny Manziel but he's got a powerful arm. David will have to wait a few years for a real shot to contend for the starting job with the QBs that ATM has brought in the past few years, but he should develop that cannon arm well in the years to come.
Trey is also at a position that is not currently a need but Coach Hopp really wants to have the OL fully stocked with multiple Seniors leaving after next year. This guy grew up an Aggie fan and said he's willing to put in the work to make it on the field. Cross is an exceptional athlete for an OL and might get moved between C and pulling guard. His blocking skills should develop well with a few years to train.
The next 4 commits all jumped on board after the week 8 trouncing of Auburn. There should be a few more after this weeks beating of Vandy.
Weldon is the first need position recruit for the A&M 4-2-5 defense. His tackling ability rivals many LBer recruits and will only get better over the next few years.
Brent has a chance to be a real difference maker on the line. When coach Hopp scouted him he almost spilt his beer when he saw that +7 pop up! Coach has the luxury of redshirting all of his OL to really build up those mashers.
Not sure where this guy will end up, but couldn't resist bringing in a 6'7 220lb guy. He might end up at TE with that size or just owning CBs on the outside.
Ed fills and need a LBer and while he's not the fastest guy out there, he's got good strength and his skills are very good for a freshman, specifically his coverage abilities which will be usefull over the middle against SEC offenses.
DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Josh Bracken saw that his Strong Safety friend Tony Weldon committed last week and decided to throw his name in as well. Both of these guys are gems at a need position and will be beastly in the 4-2-5 for their entire eligibility. Derek Jones may not be the highest rated DE, but you can't teach speed. He will a year or two to develop strength and technique and then will be unleashed on opposing QBs
OFFENSE SELLS TICKETS
Brooks is a slot receiver with RB skills. A talented Sophomore who will have time to develop in a deep receiving core before he's needed on the field. D Tanner is the old school TE for this class. He will line up opposite The Joker for ATMs 2 TE looks in the future and provide the blocking balance to Millers pure receiving talents. Jones is a solid lineman may get moved to guard giving the staff one at each position. In a few years his run blocking will be rock solid.
Texas A&M is happy to welcome their future fullback from up North.
The game called Freddie a halfback but his strength, size, and blocking skills are all good enough to take over the vacant Fullback spot. Coach Hopp doesn't ask his fullback to block much anyways. They are used more as change of pace, short yardage battering rams. Freddie should be able to deliver in that regard.
Mr. Jones is a great +4 from the great state of Texas who will likely see time at corner next year. His speed and coverage ability will surely be an asset to the team during his career.
This puts the Aggies at 12 commits with only 3 more left to sign this year. The Aggies will look to the future for depth with their last three commits and have a few solid guys to choose from.
Class of 2015
The first two commits for 2015 are two rock solid prospects. Both have the skills to contribute in the near future. Wheeler has a ridiculous Press rating so he will be playing close to the LOS a lot. He joins the two 4 star stud strong safeties from last years class to set up a pipeline of safeties for the 4-2-4 defense. Warren doesn't have the best moves, but he's a tackling machine. Both are needs in the 4-2-5.
Mayes was the TE of choice this season. He's got terrific receiving skills and will fit in nicely with the two TE's recruited last year. Carter is a pure pass blocker who will be needed on the line in the future. Ben Alexander is a big Athlete QB with a solid young arm and great running skills that will have time to develop.
DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!
CB Gardner was the steal of the class. A +8 corner, he has great coverage abilities and will definitely start in the future. McKenzie is the pass rushing specialist at DE. He should be a force in the future off the edge. MLB Greenwood was a need this year. He's got good speed and pursuit to shore up his LBer spot. Fisher is an interestin prospect on the DL. He's big enough and strong enough that he might move inside and play tackle depending on how the DL looks in the offseason. Finally Dorsey provides depth at DB. He is a candidate to shift to Free Safety due to need there.
CLASS OF 2016
Texas A&M reels in their first fish!
Kenard is a solid all around WR. He shouldn't be needed on the field right away so he should be able to develop nicely.
Special Teams Boost
The #1 Punter and Kicker decided to sign on this week. If you're going to graduate you kicker and punter in the same year it's good to replace them with the best.
A&M BRINGS IN 3 POTENTIAL STARS
All three should start in the near future. Arrington will fill a huge need at HB and will be a threat in the passing game as well. He doesn't have elite speed but has all the essential running back skills.
McCray is yet another TE to jump onto the ATM train. He's not a burner but is a great blocker and should catch pretty much anything he gets his hands on. Last years Mackey award winning TE has paid dividends. ATM should continue to be TE U! (Not as sexy as Linebacker U or Quarterback U, I know.)
Jesse Rucker on the other had DOES have elite speed for a DE and should make a big impact rushing the passer.
Class of 2017
Gaines isn't the fastest but should be a very solid run stopper and fit in well with the other young LBers in the system.
tOSU hasn't gotten all the great DE recruits. ATM has gotten their share as well. Holt has everything but the Finesse Moves. Great speed and strength for a freshman for sure. Mitchell will have plenty of time to develop on a good OL who only has one SR this season. A solid athlete who should develop into a good pass blocking OT.
AGGIES HIT TOP TARGET!
The only needs to the Aggies this year were 2 WRs. This week they reeled in their big fish. Kenyon Holley, despite having an interesting name for a white dude is fast and skilled at wideout. He wont have to be a superstar right away but he will likely get PT next year with all the SRs graduating.
Randolph is a huge gem at DE. He has nearly identical skills as his fellow incoming DE Holt, with the added bonus of being 6'6. The young DEs in the program should be able to rotate often and not lose any skill.
David Green is an interesting WR prospect. A lot of speed but low accel. At 6'4 220 he could be a beast even with low catching stats. He'll have time to im prove before he's needed. Chad and Nate aren't stellar O-Line prospects, but they should provide solid depth and possibly get some PT as upper classmen.
Not sure where to play Starks yet. He was a head to head recruiting win against Arkansas and he has potential to be a starter at both HB and DB. A lot will depend on his overall at either position.
A solid trio of CBs. One or more will probably end up at Safety. For the life of me I do not know why I get mostly white DBs. It's kinda weird.
Some good DL prospects to add to the mix. Edwards should be a solid addition at DE. Thompson is not a speedster, buy will fill a definite need as a run stopper. Doug Jackson doesn't seem that spectacular, but with 5 DTs graduating this year and next, he will make the move inside where he should excell as a pass rusher.
Class of 2018
Recruits Fucking LOVE Watching Texas A&M Beat Florida!!
Ben Fields will be a monster WR with elite size. Kurt Crenshaw has the blazing speed to compliment him. Both will be eventual starters at WR, a need position this year. Ben was considering Wisconsin and LSU was hot on Kurts trail but neither could not resist verballing after seeing a great game.
TE is also a need position and Vince Morales is a good all around talent at the position. Not especially fast but strong and solid. Blake is a huge Gem at Guard, a position which needed a top flight prospect with only slightly above average guys committing the year or so. LSU was also after Blake but he had a blast in College Station. Again, both will be starters for sure.
Paul O'Neal is a great Corner prospect with ELITE man coverage abilities for a true freshman. Michigan was highly interested in Paul as well. Aaron Miller might not be a starter any time soon, but he has great speed and solid strength for a freshman that will only improve. His skills will never be top shelf but he should be a good backup and a disruptive special teams player. Great depth guy who really wanted to come to ATM.
Overall a great haul for the first big recruiting week. Beating a really good Florida team in a game that was within one score until the 4th quarter made a big difference. 6 big recruits with 4 of them being pulled from tight races with other users.
Jimmy Morris isn't the usual athlete that A&M gets at qb, but he's got a really strong arm. He's not exactly slow either. He will have time to develop as well so he could be a real change of pace in the future. Dunlap doesn't really have elite speed or size, but he's got good WR skills and should be an asset in the passing game.
Lots O Defense
Chaz Williams is a big strong run stuffer that will have a role alongside the ATM pass rushers. Davis and Brant are both solid DBs, one of which will probably move to safety due to needs.
Nolen is a solid depth pickup at LB who could get some PT as an upper classman. McFarland is yet another DB. He's got good size, coverage, and great tackling ability but might not have the block shedding to end up at SS.
Finally, home town boy Brown. There was no doubt he would come to A&M growing up nearly on campus. Not positive where Brown will end up. He looks like he could be pretty good at QB, WR, or DB.
He's got good size, speed, and receiving abilities, but A&M has already brought in 3 big receiving threats in this class. He doesn't have great defensive stats but might see the field sooner there. Finally, he can throw a little bit, but probably wont be a starter there.
CLASS OF 2019!
BIG WEEK IN COLLEGE STATION!
Monster visit week for TAMA against Washington State. 9 visits total with 8 committing and 1 just a week or so from being locked up. 8 down, 12 to go!
We start out with the beef on offense. Montgomery fills a need a Guard and should be a dominating starter in the run game. Tremblay is just a step behind him and should also be very good. McGee is a great all around TE. He's not terribly fast but he can do almost everything well and will fit in with the rest of the deep A&M TE corps.
Thomas isn't a great receiver but has very good speed and will have time to develop with WRs in front of him. Should end up a solid slot guy with his running skills. McKenzie isn't great either but fills a need a HB and has good speed. Might not ever start but can still help the team.
Last but definitely not least on offense there is McCarthy. He might end up with a higher overall as a DB, but his spectacular speed is going to use on offense. He's got good enough running skills and just enough receiving skills.
Harrison was the DE I really wanted from this class. BIG and really fast. He also has very good skills. Stoval is listed as a FS but will move to SS which is a need this year. He hits like a truck and should be a good nickel safety in run support where his coverage skills wont be too much of a liability.
Filling the Aggie Coffers!
Two years in a row TAMU has brought more of a pocket passer type of QB. It's hard to pass up a good arm with above average speed. There will be a log jam in a few years with the QBs from the last few years but it should work itself out. We will at least be prepared if someone decides to transfer out.
Tatum is a great WR prospect with some size, good speed potential and very good receiving skills. Bringing in a few stud WRs a year Penn State style!
Wheeler likely wants to play HB or WR, but he will end up at FB even though his blocking will probably be terrible.
Taylor, the #1 OLB, was a priority target this season. Stolen away from FSU, Florida, and Miami who all really wanted him to stay in-state. He will be a beast in the near future. Love is all you need at corner. I was very happy to see his speed and overall jump as much as it did. Chandler is an interesting prospect. Much better tackler than in coverage. Instead of being buried for multiple years as SS, and possibly being recruited over, he's got just enough size to move up to LBer! He wont ever have elite strength but his coverage abilities will be a huge plus instead of a possible weakness at safety.
Finally, a great athlete who could start at both WR and DB. Since a few similarly talented true receivers have already signed on Norton Anti-Virus will end up at FS. Hopefully his catching abilities will lead to a bunch of INTs!
Still 4 more slots to fill with some tight battles to win.
CLASS of 2020!
Ty Hall is the #1 WR this year and will fit in well with the receiving corps built up over the past few years. Great speed and very good hands. Vic Leslie was stolen out of the great state of Ohio and will help fill the OL pipeline along with Taylor, a very good run blocking JuCo Soph. He has one less year, but his athleticism is exceptional. Both should start down the road.
Stokes isn't a speedy LB but he should help in run defense against the many run happy users in our league. Wise is another speedy DE for the pipeline and White will most likely move inside to DT, a need this year.
With my highest rated player, my punter, graduating this year I ended up replacing him with the #1 Punter. He should boom a few in the future with that leg.
I Love It When a Plan Comes Together!
Texas A&M Class Nearly Full!
The #1 TE doesn't have great speed but he is solid all around and will be one of three TEs in the system with rock solid skills. All of which help the run game a ton. Shaw is a big ole gem whose exception athleticism will help with stopping Arkansas' Alfred Nealy in pass protection.
Larson continues the A&M tradition of stellar safeties. His big hitting ability might land him at the SS spot eventually. Robinson is one of two run stuffing LBs to jump aboard. He will be a stud in the future and be a force on 3rd and short.
Wilson will join the CB crew and has the coverage abilities to be a shut down guy in the near future. Fletcher has good size, hitting ability and decent coverage skills. He will be useful in 4-2-5 sets and on special teams for sure.
Last but not least is Mikey Allen. Initially I looked at his 70 OVR and thought I would use the schollie somewhere else. Then I looked a little closer at the numbers. He's a 70 OVR at LB, but he has some pretty sick offensive skills for a 6'4 234 pounder. This guy could be a battering ram RB. If he can block he could be a stud TE. He's also a pretty good LBer even with the suspect block shedding skills. He might just end up playing all over the damn place. If only he could pass!
A&M pulls in one last recruit. Unless we lose any transfers or Juniors we are full up. Stone is a JuCo, so he most likely wont ever be an elite player, but he's got a great set of skills and should add great depth to an already strong DL.
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