Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and his assistant coaches have been hard at work assembling a 2014 recruiting class that has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation by various pundits.
The Ags have a core group of players committed that are as good as any group in the country.
Recruiting rankings exist so that fans will have something to argue about after the games have ended. For every blue-chip 5-star player who becomes an All-American like Jadeveon Clowney, there is a 3-star player like Johnny Manziel that the "experts" missed on.
The various recruiting services do not take into account the various needs of teams, nor how a particular player fits into a team's scheme. They are simply a guess about whether a recruit will develop into an NFL player in a few years.
High school players are often overlooked by these services because they do not fit into the prototypical size and speed requirements for an NFL player.
The irony is that they are supposed to be ranking high school players on how well they are projected to perform in college, not how well they project to do in the NFL in four or five years.
This is a look at the top five recruits that are currently committed to Texas A&M in the 2014 recruiting class.