The Texas A&M Aggies are seizing the opportunity created by the momentum they gained this past offseason. The Aggies are crushing it on the recruiting trail.
Their 2013 class is ranked 10th in 247Sports' national composite class rankings—it includes one 5-star recruit and 14 4-star recruits.
That right there is a nice effort, but the Aggies were not content. They are already getting a big jump on their 2014 class.
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, the Aggies currently have the second-rated 2014 recruiting class. Almost a full year before signing day, this overachieving program already has seven commits.
That includes four 4-star recruits, and a 5-star recruit in outside linebacker Hoza Scott. Scott is ranked as the 11th best recruit in the nation by 247Sports' composite rankings.
Obviously, this program has created a huge amount of buzz, and that is only going to grow.
As the Aggies continue to fill out their 2014 class, they can show off all these wonderful players who have already committed for 2014. This creates a snowball effect. The more top players this school lands, the more top players will be interested in joining them.
Of course, Texas A&M has something else working for them: Johnny Football.
With Johnny Manziel under center for this team next year, the Aggies will be square in the national spotlight. Everyone is going to be interested to see what the only freshman to ever win the Heisman has to offer as a follow-up effort.
Now, the Aggies will have to back this up with solid play on the field, but with the talented Manziel at the helm and all the incoming talent, it shouldn't be a problem.
All of a sudden, the Aggies are turning into a college football power on and off the field—the way the program has already capitalized on this, they are only going up from here.