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The Top 10 2014 Recruits Texas A&M Is Still After

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IOctober 30, 2013

The Top 10 2014 Recruits Texas A&M Is Still After

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    Texas A&M has constructed one of the nation's best recruiting classes. The Aggies are ranked No. 4 in the 247Sports recruiting rankings, but they are not done.

    Head coach Kevin Sumlin has an impressive list of several remaining uncommitted prospects that he wants to lure to College Station. Texas A&M has ascended up the recruiting pecking order in recent years, which is why they have become one of the best recruiting programs in the country.

    An electric athlete from Louisiana has caught the Aggies' eye, while his teammate could also join him. A big wide receiver is one of Texas A&M's targets, plus several offensive linemen are on this list.

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

     

Avery Gennesy, OT

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    247Sports

    Texas A&M is a program known for its offense, so if it wants to continue scoring points it will need to continue to invest in the offensive line.

    JUCO offensive lineman Avery Gennesy would have a chance to make an immediate impact for the Aggies. At 6'5" and 307 pounds, he combines a big frame with solid athleticism. Gennesy also has good strength, which is why he could possibly play four different positions across the offensive front.

    Texas A&M is in the middle of a heated battle with Ohio State for the 4-star blocker, per 247Sports

Josh Frazier, DT

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    247Sports

    The Aggies defense has not been stingy this season, so more reinforcements are needed in College Station. Landing 4-star defensive tackle Josh Frazier would be a big boost.

    Frazier, who is nearly 6'3" and 324 pounds, would help clog gaps in the trenches. He isn't the most explosive defensive tackle in the country, yet the Arkansas native has good strength and power. He would give Texas A&M a formidable inside presence on defense due to his ability to naturally occupy blockers and stop the run.

    Arkansas and Alabama are also in the mix, says 247Sports

Edwin Freeman, OLB/S

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    247Sports

    Adding a hybrid defender like 4-star recruit Edwin Freeman would be big for the Aggies. He is a talented Texas native who is 6'0.5" and 212 pounds.

    Freeman has good vision and instincts to react quickly to plays. He is comfortable in the box, as he can work as an extra linebacker to stop running plays. As a safety, Freeman shows good quickness and athleticism on the third level. He has solid speed, plus he possesses great ball skills and range.

    Texas A&M and Texas are his top schools, says 247Sports

Casey Tucker, OT

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    247Sports

    Another talented offensive lineman Texas A&M is after, Casey Tucker is a 4-star blocker from Arizona. He plays with a mean streak in the trenches, plus he is an above-average athlete for his position.

    At 6'6" and 270 pounds, Tucker has good quickness out of his stance at the snap. He engages with defensive linemen by playing like a giant at the point of attack. Tucker has the tenacity and strength to move targets around in the trenches, plus he has ideal toughness.

    He is at his best when he can short-set on passing plays, as his powerful punch helps him stop rushers at the line. The Aggies, Arizona State and Stanford are schools to watch, says 247Sports

Frank Iheanacho, WR

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    247Sports

    Frank Iheanacho is a rising 4-star receiver prospect from Houston who has fantastic size at 6'7" and 220 pounds.

    Iheanacho displays adequate quickness when releasing off the line versus press-man coverage. He also has solid strength, but he will need to add more bulk in college. The big receiver possesses above-average speed to shoot upfield, plus he knows how to use his size to keep defenders out of passing lanes.

    Iheanacho is a nightmare when the ball is in the air due to his outstanding length. The Texan is raw, but he has huge upside.

    Iheanacho is expected to sign with Texas A&M, according 247Sports

Braden Smith, OL

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    A rugged blocker from Kansas, Braden Smith would add toughness and versatility to the Aggies' offensive front. He can play tackle, but the 4-star recruit may be even better at guard.

    Smith, who is 6'6" and 290 pounds, takes wonderful care of his body. He is a physical specimen who keeps himself in prime condition. Smith has solid quickness at the snap, but his strength at the point of attack is what separates him from other offensive linemen.

    He does a solid job of bringing his feet and rolling his hips when engaging targets, plus he has the ability to pull and trap. Texas A&M will have to beat out schools such as TCU and Alabama to sign him, according to 247Sports

Gerald Willis, DL

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    A 5-star prospect, Gerald Willis is a talented defensive lineman who is from New Orleans. The confident defender has good toughness to hold his own in the trenches.

    Willis, who is 6'3" and 275 pounds, has spent most of his career playing defensive end. However, he has better upside as a gap-penetrating defensive tackle. The talented defensive lineman displays good quickness to shoot upfield to skinny through creases. Willis has good strength, plus he has the athleticism to factor in pursuit.

    Texas A&M will have to beat out LSU to sign him, per 247Sports

Jamal Adams, S

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    A gifted defensive back, Jamal Adams is a 5-star safety from Texas who can play several different positions on defense.

    At 6'0" and 199 pounds, Adams has the skills to play free safety, strong safety, cornerback, outside linebacker, rover and nickel cornerback. He displays excellent speed, plus he has an outstanding burst coming out of transition.

    Adams is more than just a speedy athlete, as he is also intelligent. He displays great instincts to recognize plays, plus he exhibits with great awareness in coverage.

    Texas A&M is in the mix, but Florida and Texas are ahead, says 247Sports

Tony Brown, CB

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    Not many recruits are as athletic as 5-star cornerback Tony Brown. At 6'0" and 188 pounds, he is a great football player who is also among the best sprinters in the country.

    Brown, who is from Texas, has great instincts and vision. He quickly locates the ball versus running plays before filling the alley to make stops. Brown has the ability to re-route receivers at the line to due to his strength, plus he shows outstanding recovery quickness.

    The versatile defender also has the range to play in zone coverage. Texas A&M is among a group of many schools competing for his services, per 247Sports

Speedy Noil, ATH

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    Although he currently plays quarterback, 5-star athlete Speedy Noil is likely to be moved to receiver in college. He has an exceptional burst to make defenders look silly on the field.

    Noil, who is 5'10.5" and 175 pounds, is a player who needs a high volume of touches. He can do damage as a runner, receiver or returner. The New Orleans native has fantastic speed to jet upfield to score.

    Noil has incredible instincts in space, evidenced by his great vision and creativity. Texas A&M, Florida, LSU and USC are in the mix, according to 247Sports

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Many of the top recruits Texas A&M is still after can be located on the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map. This is a mobile-ready tool for recruiting fans to use as a resource for information!

    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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