Signing day for 2013 has come and gone, and now college football fans are focusing on spring practice and the upcoming season in six months. Six of the Top 10 recruiting classes came from the Southeastern Conference, so Texas A&M's coaches need to be wary about the influx of new talent into the league.
Texas A&M brought in a Top 10 class but depending on whose rankings you look at, it might be the fourth best class in its own division. In the SEC, you need to recruit at an elite level every year just to be competitive.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin knows that the Aggies are still behind their conference-mates from a depth standpoint. He knows that SEC teams bring in elite freshmen every year to make their teams better.
The concept of redshirting an entire class is outdated. If a freshman can help you win, then you play him right away. Alabama and Georgia would not have been in December's SEC title game if they had redshirted Amari Cooper and Todd Gurley.
In the SEC, you recruit players you want to step on the field and help you win right away. This is a look at some of the freshmen that the Aggie coaches will game-plan for in 2013.