Aggies, Razorbacks add key commitments over weekend


This weekend, Texas A&M fans got to hear their favorite words … at least when it comes to recruiting: “Texas Longhorn recruit switches to Aggies”.

Connor Lanfear, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle out of Buda (Texas), made the switch this weekend. He had been on board with Texas since last June, and he’d taken countless unofficial visits to Austin, but in the end he made the switch to the Aggies. Lanfear is a four-star prospect and ranked one of the top tackles in the nation and the No. 203 overall prospect in America.

“The SEC is without a doubt the best conference in college football,” Lanfear told Saturday Down South. “It has the best talent and to be the best I figure you have to play with and beat the best as well. The coaches there say they love how I come off the ball with everything I’ve got on every play. They love my mean streak and how I’m not satisfied with simply pushing someone out of the way. I want to bury as many people as I can. They also say they love my athleticism and my overall versatility as an offensive lineman.”

Lanfear is another key part of the nation’s current No. 1 class. The Aggies boast nine commitments now–tied with LSU, Mississippi State and West Virginia as the biggest classes in the nation right now.

  • Arkansas held a junior day event this past weekend and added its sixth commitment of the year and moved up to No. 8 in the nation with its class of six recruits. A key in-state pickup, Daytrieon Dean, came aboard. He is a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive tackle out of Northside High School in Fort Smith (Ark.). Dean (6-3/260) is rated a three-star prospect. He’s the fourth in-stater to join the Razorbacks. “Daytrieon is a big get,” Arkansas QB commit Ty Storey told SDS on Sunday. “He’s another in-state recruit and it builds on an already great class. He’s big and athletic and has the look of a big time SEC defensive lineman. He seems like a great guy and I’m looking forward to getting to know him more.”

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings.



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