Five-star wideout Ricky Seals-Jones may have sent a huge message to the college football world in his first game back from injury. Or, he was just wearing a pair of gloves.
I'll leave it up to you to decide.
Seals-Jones apparently wore a pair of maroon and white Texas A&M gloves while out on the field this past Friday, but before you get too excited, here's what he had to say about them, via Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN.com:
"I was just in the locker room and I had them and a lot of my teammates were like 'Just wear them, just wear them,'" Seals-Jones said. "I was like 'Man, I don't know.' So I decided to just throw them on. They said it was going to be cold, I didn't know it was going to come down to be this cold so I just threw them on to have something over my hands and just went with it."
Seals-Jones said fans shouldn't read into it and that he was just having fun with it all.
"I was just having fun with it," he said. "I was just wearing the gloves because they looked nice and everybody likes the inside of them. So I decided to throw them on."
Seals-Jones has LSU and Texas A&M as his top two favorites, according to 247Sports, but this isn't something that should discourage LSU fans regarding his recruitment. He seemed extremely nonchalant about the gloves, and it doesn't appear as if he was trying to make a statement.
In fact, if there's anyone that should be worried, it should be Texas A&M.
Seals-Jones was in attendance for the team's loss a few weeks ago to LSU. The Tigers defense forced Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel into three interceptions on just 11-of-29 throwing, and that couldn't have been encouraging for Seals-Jones to see in person.
247Sports also has a visit to LSU listed for Seals-Jones coming up on November 2. The Tigers will be taking on the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide on that date, and if LSU can get the upset at home, it could be a huge turning point with regard to his recruitment.
The very fact that this will be the second time Seals-Jones will watch LSU play in as many of its games should be worrisome to the Aggies as well, as the Tigers are obviously getting the lion's share of the interest.
Losing big games with one of a school's main recruiting targets in attendance is worrisome. Having him visit the school's main competition for arguably one of the biggest games of the year is also something to fret about.
Texas A&M should be worried.
LSU, on the other hand, has nothing to be concerned about, especially with regard to a pair of gloves.