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The Aggies have several perks to their program these days. The most apparent of the perks is the fact that they can go around the extremely talent-rich state of Texas and pitch to top prospects that they can stay in-state but play in the mighty SEC.
Kevin Sumlin has an offense that is sure to attract elite talent at all of the skill positions, and his defense loves versatile athletes. The Aggies have a great fanbase, their stadium is always loud and their facilities are good.
After finishing inside the top 10 last year on many lists, right now Scout.com gives the Texas A&M the No. 4 ranked recruiting class, while ESPNU has them inside the top 15, too. Texas has dominated Lone Star State recruiting for decades, but the time is coming when both the Longhorns and Aggies will be on a equal recruiting footing.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.