Texas A&M Recruiting: 5 2015 Recruits Every Aggie Fan Should Follow This Summer

Michael Taglienti@@miketag98Featured ColumnistMay 6, 2014

Texas A&M Recruiting: 5 2015 Recruits Every Aggie Fan Should Follow This Summer

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    The Texas A&M football coaches are continuing to add talent to their top-10-ranked recruiting class for 2015. There are multiple top recruits Aggie fans need to keep an eye on during the summer to help determine what kind of class Texas A&M will sign in February. 

    There are many reasons why Aggie fans should watch these recruits. Some of them are the top uncommitted recruits in the country who are considering A&M. Some of them are already committed but may look around. Some of the listed recruits may have influence over where other recruits are going to sign in 2015. 

    Following college football recruiting is an emotional roller coaster that is not for the faint of heart. Any time the success or failure of your team is dependent on the whims of 17-year olds, it is going to be a rough ride. 

    This is a look at the recruits Aggie fans should follow over the summer. 

QB Kyler Murray

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    Kyler Murray is the most important recruit in the 2015 class for the Aggies. He is the closest thing to Johnny Manziel that you will find in high school football. 

    Murray is actually a more polished passer than Manziel was at the same point in his career. He is the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to 247sports.com. 

    Murray has led Allen High School to consecutive state championships. He is the type of playmaker who will cause other recruits to commit to the college he chooses.

    Murray is also one of the top baseball players in the North Texas area. It will be important to keep an eye on Murray this summer. If he is attending major-league showcases and other baseball functions, it may indicate that he is seriously considering a career in baseball.

    He is definitely a recruit that all Aggie fans should follow.   

DT Daylon Mack

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    Daylon Mack is the top-rated recruit currently committed to Texas A&M. Elite defensive tackles are the hardest entity to find at all levels of football. Mack is an elite defensive tackle recruit who can step in and contribute immediately on an SEC defense. 

    More importantly for Texas A&M fans, Mack is somewhat of a a recruiting prognosticator. He is someone college football fans can follow in order to see where a lot of the nation's top recruits will end up.

    Despite his commitment to A&M, Mack is still being aggressively pursued by Auburn, LSU and a host of other schools. If the Aggies fail to put a quality defense on the field in 2014, then Mack may look around.

    He is one to keep an eye on to see where other recruits are going and if he is still committed to the Aggies.  


LB Malik Jefferson

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    Malik Jefferson is a big-time playmaker at a position of need for the Aggies. He is the No. 3-ranked outside linebacker in the country and a 5-star recruit, according to 247sports.com. 

    The Aggies need some linebackers who can make an impact in the SEC. Jefferson is big enough and fast enough to contribute immediately in the SEC. 

    He is being pursued by Alabama, Texas, Baylor and a slew of other schools in addition to Texas A&M. If the Aggies can sign Jefferson it would be an announcement to the rest of the country that head coach Kevin Sumlin is serious about playing defense in the SEC. 

    Jefferson is also good friends with defensive tackle recruit Daylon Mack, so if Jefferson commits to the Aggies it would shore up Mack's commitment. Fans of recruiting should always want to watch the top players on their school's board, and Jefferson is the top linebacker on the Aggies' recruiting board. 


WR Kemah Siverand

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    When you run a spread offense like the Aggies do, you are constantly on the lookout for difference-makers at wide receiver. Kemah Siverand is a wide receiver for Cypress Ridge High School near Houston and is one of the Aggies' top targets at the position. 

    Siverand is a 4-star recruit who is ranked as the No. 25 wide receiver in the nation by 247sports.com He is a deep threat who caught 25 passes for 611 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. 

    Siverand has displayed excellent body control and projects well at the next level as a receiver who can go up and get the ball in a crowd. In the SEC you need wide receivers who can stretch the field in order to prevent defenses from crowding the line of scrimmage to stop the run. 

    Siverand can offer a team that kind of ability. He is a wide receiver recruit that Aggie fans should watch throughout the summer. 

WR Damarkus Lodge

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    Damarkus Lodge is the top wide receiver recruit in Texas and one of the top in the country. According to 247sports.com he is a 4-star recruit who is ranked as the No. 42 overall recruit in the nation. 

    The Aggies extended a scholarship offer to Lodge during the summer of 2013 after he caught six passes for 59 yards during his sophomore season. Lodge justified that offer with a break-out junior season in which he caught 72 passes for 1,255 yards and 22 touchdowns. 

    Lodge helped the Cedar Hill High School football team win the 2013 5A state title in Texas. He uses his 6'2.5", 190-pound frame to out-muscle and outrun defenders on the football field. 

    Lodge is an elite receiver who is being pursued by Baylor, LSU, A&M and Texas among others. He could step into the Aggies' talented wide receiver rotation and receive playing time immediately in 2015. 

    Lodge is still wide open when it comes to recruiting. He is the type of recruit who could be swayed by Kyler Murray committing to the Aggies and should be followed throughout the summer.