Texas A&M is entering its second season in the SEC, but Kevin Sumlin looks like he has been recruiting in the nation’s best conference for the past decade.
Heading into spring of 2013 the Aggies have a number of elite recruits already in the fold for the 2014 class, but there is still a lot of work to do in the state of Texas. This is a look at the five players the Aggies must focus their efforts on this cycle.
The program is on the rise nationally and that has increased the reach of the Aggies from coast to coast. Still, the heart of the recruiting effort is in the state of Texas, and these are the guys that need to land in College Station for the Aggies to keep challenging on the national stage.
The Aggies are heading into 2013 with a lot of upperclassmen talent. That will be helpful for the Aggies this season as they quest for a title, but in the next few years replacements will be needed.
Hoza Scott is one of the commits already in the fold for the Aggies for the 2013 class.
He is a 5-star (247Sports Composite) that committed early, but holding on to committed recruits for over a year is never an easy thing. Scott is already packing a solid 220 pounds, and he has the room to add a few more in college.
This is a solid linebacker prospect at a position of need in 2014.
Tony Brown is an elite safety out of Texas that is eyeing all the top programs throughout the South.
Heading into the recruiting cycle Texas and Texas A&M are battling hard for the signature of the 5-star (247Sports Composite) recruit.
The Aggies have some young talent dripped throughout the secondary, but most of the top performers will be upperclassmen heading into 2013. Bringing in top secondary talent in 2014 is a top priority, and Brown is one that can’t get away.
Solomon Thomas is one of the premier defensive ends out of the state of Texas for the 2014 recruiting year.
The 5-star (247Sports Composite) is currently high on rival Texas right now, but the Aggies have enough time to make up ground with the huge in-state star.
The Aggies will need help immediately in the 2014 class along the defensive line, and the hope is that they will land some guys that can contribute immediately for the program.
Thomas is one of those elite players that have the skills that translate on day one. This is a must-get for the Aggies as they continue to strengthen the defense.
The safety play for the Aggies has been spotty over the past few years as a number of players have failed to play with consistency in the secondary.
A huge need in the 2014 class will be the safety position as the Aggies look to shore up the deep third of the unit.
Jamal Adams is an uncommitted 4-star (247Sports Composite) that is currently high on the Oklahoma and Texas programs.
Adams is one player that the Aggies will have a hill to climb with, but putting in a solid effort on the recruiting trail for this safety will be worth the effort if it lands his signature. This is a position need for this team, and Adams is a great in-state recruit to fill the void with.
Myles Garrett is the top weak-side defensive end out of the state of Texas and is rated as a 4-star (247Sports Composite) in the 2014 class.
The Aggies need speed rushers to added to the depth chart as they continue to climb through the SEC and Garrett is a perfect player to fit the scheme for the Aggies.
Garrett has the size now that appears college ready, but once in a collegiate program he will become a physical specimen off the edge. LSU and TCU are also in the mix for Garrett, but at this point the Aggies should like their standing.
A lot of time is between now and signing day, and this is a player that will be recruited until the ink dries on his letter of intent.