Texas A&M will likely see a number of talented players move on to the NFL this offseason. Fortunately, these players will be replaced by one of the best recruiting classes in the country, many of whom will be on display in the Under Armour All-America Game.
While some of the school's better recruitees—including Ricky Seals-Jones and Derrick Griffin—will not be at this all-star showcase, fans will still be able to get a glimpse of these future stars:
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Kohl Stewart, QB
Johnny Manziel proved this season that the starting quarterback job is quite secure for a few more years at Texas A&M. However, Kohl Stewart may benefit from serving as backup to Manziel, as it gives him time to develop.
While the young quarterback is on the skinnier side at 195 pounds, and could use some extra bulk and seasoning, he has a strong, accurate arm.
After a few years of learning behind a Heisman-winning quarterback, Stewart should be able to take over the reins and lead the team to many victories.
Joas Aguilar, OG
Although scouts are split on the upside of Joas Aguilar, he will prove his skill in the Under Armour game.
Aguilar has the size, strength and technique to be a superior run blocker at this level. His pass blocking still needs work, but he can be a mauler in the middle of the line and clear up space for whoever is running behind him.
The All-Star running backs fortunate enough to run behind Aguilar as he paves open lanes should have easy sledding thanks to the powerful guard.
LaQuvionte Gonzalez, WR
It is unknown what position LaQuvionte Gonzalez will play in college, but there is little doubt that he will succeed at whatever position he settles into.
He is one of the fastest players in the nation and dangerous enough to score from anywhere on the field when the ball is in his hands.
His success on Friday hinges mostly on how much the coaching staff looks to get him the ball. Gonzalez still needs work as a route-runner, but he can be a difference maker if he is able to get touches on screens and special teams, where he could make a living as an impact returner.
However, the bottom line is that he will be a playmaker for the Aggies, whether those plays happen to come on returns, catches or runs.