Texas A&M Football: Grading the Aggies' 2013 Recruiting Class

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Texas A&M Football: Grading the Aggies' 2013 Recruiting Class
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The Texas A&M football team went 11-2 in 2012 and in order to build on that success, they will need to continue to bring in elite talent to the program. Kevin Sumlin and his staff have done exactly that in 2013 as they are going to sign one of the top 10 recruiting classes in the nation on national signing day.

There are multiple ways to judge a class. Most people will simply look at the rankings handed out by the "experts" and compare one class to another from a rankings standpoint. This is flawed because the rankings are rarely accurate. 

In order to really get an idea of how good a recruiting class is, you need to look at each individual program and see how the recruits fit the needs of that program. One needs to take into consideration how well the staff of that program identifies and develops the talent they bring in.

Boise State does not bring in top 10 recruiting classes according to the experts, but they get top 10 results on the field. Damontre Moore and Luke Joeckel were not ranked as blue-chip 5-star recruits by the experts, but they were identified as great talent by Mike Sherman and will likely be first round selections in the NFL draft in April.

Sumlin proved in 2012 that he could take the talent available and mold it into a successful team. That bodes well for the future of Texas A&M because Sumlin is bringing in a very talented recruiting class in 2013.

This is a position-by-position look at how the Aggies' 2013 recruiting class grades out.

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