Texas A&M Football Recruiting 2014: Updates on Commits, Visits and Offers
Make sure to follow this exclusive tracker from now until national signing day for the latest news and happenings surrounding Texas A&M's 2014 recruiting class.
Note: All recruiting rankings via 247Sports.
Monday, June 10
A&M is confident they will land Jamal Adams and GigEm247 has some interesting scoop on the Hebron DB.— Taylor Hamm (@TaylorHamm247) June 10, 2013
Florida and Texas are also in the running for the Hebron High (Carrollton, Texas) standout. The strongest competition appears to be Texas, but don't count out Muschamp and the Gators.
He has produced a lot of NFL talent in the past few years. His most recent visit was a June 2 trip to Texas.
Tuesday, June 4
See where the top 2014 recruits hail from with Bleacher Report's interactive recruiting map.
Wednesday, May 29
The Aggies are putting together one of the best classes in the country right now, currently coming in at No. 2 in the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.
The class is full of top recruits with another one possibly joining the fold. On Tuesday, 4-star quarterback Kyle Allen announced his top five schools on his Twitter page:
Here are my top 5 (no order):Notre DameOhio StateOklahoma StateTexas A&MUCLA twitter.com/KyleAllen_10/s…— Kyle Allen (@KyleAllen_10) May 28, 2013
The Aggies are in the group, but it appears that UCLA has the edge in the battle. The 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have him landing in L.A. with Notre Dame being a distant second.
Still, don’t count out the Aggies. The offensive revolution happening in College Station could be too alluring to pass up.
Wednesday, May 22
The Aggies are in need of big-time defensive linemen, and according to Taylor Hamm with 247Sports (subscription required), the No. 1 player in Arkansas will make the trip to College Station in June.
After making a trip to Oregon for the The Opening next month, 4-star defensive tackle Josh Frazier plans to trek to Texas A&M.
Frazier told Hamm that he would “be announcing my top five on Twitter on May 23" and that “Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn has been reaching out to me, USC, Georgia, Notre Dame, pretty much everyone.”
He is a heavy lean to in-state Arkansas, but the Aggies could make a solid push when he makes his unofficial visit.
Getting listed as a finalist for one of the nation’s top defensive linemen is always a plus. On Thursday, 5-star defensive tackle Gerald Willis made it known that Texas A&M was among his finalists.
The Aggies are one of three SEC schools in the fold for his signature.
According to Max Olson with ESPN (subscription required), his top four are LSU, Texas A&M, Florida and Louisiana Tech. Willis said to Olson “I’m wide open right now,” and that “I’ve narrowed it down to a top four, but I’m not going to be disrespectful and not talk to college coaches if they come. That’s the least I can do if they’re offering, I can see what they have to offer.”
With Damontre Moore departing the program early this past April and juniors anchoring the line in 2013, the need to find talented defensive linemen in the 2014 class is huge. Willis is a top target who would be a gem for this Texas A&M class.
Thursday, May 9
The Texas A&M coaches are on the road, hitting California. According to Taylor Hamm with Gigem247.com, the coaches visited a number of prospects that included 3-star offensive tackle Jordan Austin and 4-star quarterback Brandon Dawkins:
A&M assistant Jeff Banks hit California hard today. Saw 6-6, 280-pound OL Jordan Austin and a few more targets, including QB Brandon Dawkins— Taylor Hamm (@TaylorHamm247) May 9, 2013
Austin’s recruitment is starting off slow with only two offers currently on the books. He is a sizable tackle with quick feet who should see his offer list expand in the coming weeks. A&M could be one of those.
Dawkins is the No. 5 dual-threat QB in this class, and the Aggies are looking to add at least one quarterback. N.C. State and Notre Dame are his only offers currently, and Notre Dame appears to be in the lead for his services, according to the Crystal Ball predictions at 247Sports.
A push from the Aggies could change that.
The quarterback position is not a huge need in the 2014 class, but the Aggies still want to land a top dual-threat passer in this class.
Only three quarterbacks have earned Aggies offers, with 3-star Brandon Harris receiving the most recent offer.
In a recent interview, Harris had this to say to Sam Khan Jr. with ESPN about the A&M offer (subscription required):
That's one of the ones I wanted to land. I did want an offer from Texas A&M. I think it's a fantastic program. I've talked to Coach Sumlin a handful of times, me and my dad. He's a great coach. You can feel the energy just by talking to the guy on the phone. You can tell he loves football and you can see why players speak so highly of him.
According to the report, he plans a commitment by July 18.
Texas A&M has put a lot of effort in securing top in-state targets, and so far it is paying off.
All 10 current commitments are from Texas.
Keeping it with the home state theme, the Aggies are pursuing the No. 2 weak-side defensive end Myles Garrett heavily. He is from Arlington, Texas and is the No. 33 player in the country for this cycle.
He recently hosted Oklahoma and LSU coaches, but he still is a heavy Aggies lean.
Recruiting analysts have Garrett signing with the Aggies in this cycle.
A lot can change in the next 10 months, but Garrett is expected to land in College Station.
The Aggies currently sit at No. 2 in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings with 10 verbal commitments for the 2014 class.
The headliner is 5-star outside linebacker Hoza Scott. He is the No. 1 OLB in this class.
Seven of the 10 commitments are on the defensive side of the ball. The safety and linebacker positions are a big need heading into this cycle.
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