Defense wins championships.
Recruiting, however, can be the difference between starting a dynasty and falling to last place in the conference, especially in the SEC. As the Aggies make their jump to their new league, building both a strong defensive unit as well as gaining significant ground on the recruiting trail will be important for future success.
With A&M's 2013 class getting close to capacity, many begin to focus their attention on where the Aggies are going further down the road. New head coach Kevin Sumlin has established a precedent of offering to promising prospects early, targeting young football studs who would be key pieces of classes down the road.
We take a look at five 2014 A&M targets to keep your eye on as Sumlin's recruiting continues to rampage through the state of Texas.