Which SEC Team Has Inside Track on NFL WR Prospect Ricky Seals-Jones?

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIISeptember 21, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Ricky Seals-Jones is a 5-star receiver prospect with more than just great college football potential—he's got NFL potential.

At 6'5" and 230 pounds, Seals-Jones already has an NFL-ready body for a receiver, and he's still just a senior in high school. He's the No. 1 ranked athlete according to 247Sports and the No. 1 prospect in Texas.

There are a lot of teams that would love to have Seals-Jones, but he has apparently narrowed his options down to two according to Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN.com:

On Friday after his team's win, Seals-Jones said his decision will come now down to a pair of Southeastern Conference schools.

"The first focus is getting this knee back right and getting back to playing high school ball," Seals-Jones said. "Right now, it's between Texas A&M and LSU, those two schools. Probably soon I'll have a commitment and sit down and talk with my parents. But really those are the two schools that I'm looking at the most."

With two SEC programs in the running for Seals-Jones, only one can come away with the talented wideout.

Who has the inside track?

LSU may be a college football powerhouse and the current No. 2 ranked team in the AP Poll, but I'm going to give the edge to the Aggies for Seals-Jones.

He's from Sealy, Texas which is just a quick drive away from Texas A&M. I believe this gives the Aggies a huge advantage over LSU. Remember, Seals-Jones was actually committed to the Texas Longhorns before he decommitted, and Texas was still trying to recruit him before he got hurt and they backed off. That says to me that playing in Texas must be important to Seals-Jones, and when you consider College Station is much closer than Austin, it would seem as if A&M would be a great fit.

There's also the factor of offense. LSU is known for its power rushing attack, and while they do utilize receivers, Seals-Jones would have the chance to make a much greater impact with the Aggies.

Texas A&M is currently 26th in the nation, throwing for 290 yards per game, while LSU is ranked 95th throwing for just 203 yards. This is a kid that will be a featured receiver anywhere he goes, so the NFL will be watching no matter which school he picks. I think he'll go with the one that will allow him to find the end zone the most.

Seals-Jones strikes me as a kid who wants to be a big-time playmaker, and he'd have the chance to really shine in A&M's offense. That, plus the fact that he'll be right down the street from home should give the Aggies the inside track over LSU.

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