4-Star OT Jermaine Eluemunor Flips Commitment from Arkansas to Texas A&M

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystOctober 28, 2013


For the third time during his nationwide recruitment, junior college prospect Jermaine Eluemunor has elected to pull the trigger on a commitment. The 4-star offensive tackle accepted a scholarship offer from Texas A&M Monday, decommitting from Arkansas in the process, per 247Sports writer Tom Loy.

Eluemunor initially committed to UCLA on June 10, but switched allegiances to Arkansas in late July. The Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) standout became the 17th member of the Aggies' 2014 recruiting class on Monday.

He has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining. Eluemunor explained the decision to change his anticipated destination from Fayetteville to College Station during a discussion with Loy.

This wasn’t a decision against anything Arkansas did. The fans and coaches and players at Arkansas were so good to me and I really hope they don’t take this the wrong way. I love and respect everyone that I met at that school, but this is a business decision. I just need to make the best move for me for the next two years and go from there. I am truly thankful for Arkansas nation, but I’m so excited to be an Aggie. That’s the best place for me.

Texas A&M lands a polished bookend that immediately bolsters its future offensive line fortunes. The 6'5", 300-pound tackle is ranked the nation's No. 3 JUCO recruit by 247Sports.

Eluemunor holds offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Florida State. He spent an official visit in Columbus during the summer.

Despite the series of commitment changes, Eluemonor maintains his journey on the recruiting trail is now at an end.

“I’m done with my recruitment,” he told Loy. “I’m not taking any more visits and I’m excited to be an Aggie.”

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has compiled the nation's third-best recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The Aggies are one of four SEC squads currently ranked among the country's top five in recruiting.

Eluemenor is the third offensive tackle recruit to join the team's 2014 recruiting class. Koda Martin (Manvel, Texas) and Kealvin Davis (Garland, Texas) both committed during the summer.