Published February 12, 2014 - 10:00amNEW: Follow on facebook -
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).
“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 247Sports.com.
|NAT RANK||RECRUIT||HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN||STAR||POS||HGT||WGT|
|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|