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Texas A&M Football Recruiting: Top In-State Prospects Aggies Can't Let Slip Away

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst ISeptember 24, 2013

Texas A&M Football Recruiting: Top In-State Prospects Aggies Can't Let Slip Away

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    Texas A&M is putting together another talented recruiting class. It is ranked 10th in the 247Sports recruiting rankings, as the 14-man group is led by 5-star quarterback Kyle Allen.

    The class doesn't end with Allen, as 4-star recruits such as linebacker Hoza Scott, defensive back Nick Harvey, running back Varshaun Nixon, safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner and linebacker Josh Walker all have potential to be stars in College Station.

    However, outside of Allen, the entire class is from Texas. The Aggies want to continue the task of locking up their state, and there are a few more elite uncommitted Texan recruits who they just can't afford to let get away.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

Edwin Freeman, OLB/S

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    From Bowie High School in Arlington, 4-star prospect Edwin Freeman is on the Aggies' radar. He has great instincts and versatility, as he can play linebacker and safety for a defense.

    Freeman, who stands nearly 6'1", weighs 212 pounds and has excellent range. He quickly reacts to plays, finds the football and attacks. Freeman is an outstanding athlete who can play with solid awareness and intelligence in the secondary.

    He rarely gets manipulated by quarterbacks, stays square in his backpedal and flashes the ability to latch on to receivers in man-coverage. He's a talented player who can give Texas A&M's defense a huge boost.

    Texas is the Aggies' main competition, says 247Sports

Jamal Adams, S

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    Jamal Adams is a 5-star safety who could become a legend in College Station. He has huge upside at 6'0" and 199 pounds due to his athleticism, speed and instincts.

    Adams can roam around on the back-end, shoot out of transition and undercut a passing lane to make a play on the ball. He shows great awareness, anticipation and vision on the field.

    Adams, who is from Carrollton and attends Hebron High School, also has no issues filling alleys versus running plays, sifting through traffic and tracking running backs in the box.

    With his ability to play equally effectively versus the run and pass, Adams could earn a starting role at Texas A&M early in his career. The Aggies will have to beat out Florida and Texas for him, according to 247Sports

Myles Garrett, DE

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    A 5-star defensive end, Myles Garrett has the body an NFL player. His chiseled frame is 6'4", 240 pounds and still has more room to grow.

    Garrett, who attends James Martin High School and is from Arlington, has great first-step quickness at the snap. He can jump on top of a blocker on the edge, but also has the strength to punch and fight to pressure the passer.

    Garrett flashes the ability to bend around the pocket, while also displaying impressive athleticism and a burst to finish when pursuing the ball. 

    Texas A&M is expected to land him, per the experts at 247Sports

Tony Brown, CB

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    Texas is annually full of an overwhelming amount of prospects, and 5-star cornerback Tony Brown is perhaps the best of the bunch for 2014.

    He's an uber-talented 6'0", 188-pounder who has the strength to forcefully jam and re-route receivers in press-coverage. Brown also has the hips and transition quickness to play off-man coverage, while also possessing the awareness and instincts to be a great zone-corner.

    Brown, who is from Beaumont and attends Ozen High School, has excellent speed, a terrific short-area burst and the ball skills of a roaming safety. He can blitz from the perimeter, and has the ability to support the run like an outside linebacker.

    Texas A&M will have to beat out schools such as LSU and Alabama, shows 247Sports

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Several of Texas A&M's top in-state prospects can be found on the interactive 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map!

    This is a resourceful tool that allows recruiting fans to see where all of the elite talent is for the 2014 class!

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.

     

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