Ricky Seals-Jones impressing Kevin Sumlin


Texas A&M’s top signee from the 2013 class comes in the form of one of the most athletic players in college football, Ricky Seals-Jones. His 6-5, 240-pound frame is ideal to grow into a massive mismatch at tight end, but Sumlin isn’t worried about Seals-Jones being too big for a wide receiver, both now and in the future, via AggieSports.com.

“He’s about as lean as you can get,” Sumlin said, when talking about whether he’s too big to be a wide receiver.

“It’s going to give us the flexibility to move him along, which I think is good with him,” Sumlin said. “He’s definitely going to have a role in our three and four-wide [formations] and maybe even some two-wide packages.”

RSJ is an uber-athlete, and anytime any team lands the state’s top player, he usually makes an impact and gets on the field immediately. Athletically, you could compare RSJ to Cam Newton. They’re similar in size, and it’s not far fetched he’s that caliber of athlete and playmaker in his future, only he’s not a quarterback.

Alabama may be the proverbial favorite, but the Aggies have the passing game and receivers to exploit the Tide’s secondary. It helps that Johnny Manziel went all Peyton Manning during the second half of last year’s game, but he has two 6-5 receivers in Mike Evans and Seals-Jones who have a serious height advantage over smaller corners. Throw in 6-4 Ja’Quay Williams and 6-6 Cam Clear, and you have a significant height advantage over any defense, with multiple weapons.

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