Aggies are No. 1, may push Bama for nation’s top class this year


This is what can happen when your chief recruiting rival is struggling.

Texas A&M is owning recruiting for the class of 2015. Texas, on the other hand, is doing OK, but its struggles on the field and the subsequent coaching change have left its recruiting ‘ship’ a bit damaged and it isn’t at full speed ahead right now. The Aggies are pouncing on that, as they have become the power in a state known for talent.

As a result, Texas A&M is atop the national rankings for the class of 2015. It is early, true, but having a five-star prospect aboard and six four-star players–all seven of which are national top 200 players … well, there’s a reason the Aggies are No. 1 and ahead of Alabama. It has been years since anybody has seriously challenged the Crimson Tide for its recruiting perch. The top recruit is No. 14 overall prospect Daylon Mack, a defensive tackle out of Gladewater (Texas).

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“I like the fact that (Kevin Sumlin) is a great coach and a great person and because of the fact of how early he offered me and believed in me,” Mack told Saturday Down South. “I think it’s going to be great playing in the SEC and going against the best competition in the world. I definitely want to help improve A&M, that’s my goal and to help them win a national championship. The success they have had in the SEC is another reason why I committed to them. I feel like I have made a great choice.”

The other six prospects–of the four-star variety–are all in-staters. RB Rodney Anderson, DB Larry Pryor, RB Jay Bradford, TE Jordan Davis, OL Trevor Elbert and DB Justin Dunning.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from

14 Daylon Mack Gladewater (Gladewater, TX) 5 DT 6’2” 310
77 Rodney Anderson Katy (Katy, TX) 4 RB 6’0” 204
100 Larry Pryor Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs, TX) 4 S 6’0” 190
106 Jay Bradford Splendora (Splendora, TX) 4 RB 5’10” 191
123 Jordan Davis Clear Lake (Houston, TX) 4 TE 6’3” 247
124 Trevor Elbert Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, TX) 4 OL 6’5” 290
182 Justin Dunning Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) 4 S 6’3” 190


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  • LSU is building an amazing class too. The state of FL apparently has the most 5 star recruits, so UF is going to push Bama too.

  • logic dictates that 16 year old juniors develop at different rates during their senior year. All the teams that recruit well in Texas are dramatically shuffling the deck. Some former top recruiting programs are not as preferred as they used to be and this goes beyond winning and coaching. To understand this you have to examine ALL the reasons young men choose a college, because this list is not the same as ALL the reasons a program wants a recruit.