Aggies sitting pretty with the No. 6 national ranking, five spots ahead of Longhorns

Photo courtesy of Jordan Davis

No. 6 Texas A&M may have five schools ahead of it in the national recruiting rankings for 2015–but the Aggies are still five spots ahead of the Texas Longhorns.

And that’s mighty satisfying if you ask Aggies fans who sat around for years watching the Longhorns dominating the recruiting landscape of Texas. Those days are no more. They have to share … or in many ways, they’ve had to move out of the way. Five-star targets like Malik Jefferson, Kendall Sheffield, Demarkus Lodge and Kyler Murray are still out there and eyeing the Aggies. In fact, Murray will make his college decision known this week on Wednesday–and it’s down to Texas A&M and Oregon.

Texas A&M has landed two commitments in May to up its total to 10 commitments. Safety Justin Evans is a Top 25 ranked junior college transfer, while linebacker Riley Garner is a local kid who dreamed of playing for the Aggies.

“Moving to the SEC automatically bumped up the recruiting, now everybody wants to go to A&M,” Davis told SDS. “Tight ends like me want to go there. They run a great offense and they throw the rock. It’s close to home and are a good school. Texas is also a good school, but they didn’t move to the SEC … that’s just my opinion.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from 247Sports.com.

RK RECRUIT HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN STAR POS HGT WGT
12 Daylon Mack Gladewater (Gladewater, TX) 5 DT 6’2” 310
127 Larry Pryor Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs, TX) 4 S 6’0” 190
141 Trevor Elbert Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, TX) 4 OL 6’5” 290
156 Jordan Davis Clear Lake (Houston, TX) 4 TE 6’3” 247
175 Justin Dunning Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) 4 S 6’3” 190
199 Connor Lanfear Hays (Buda, TX) 4 OL 6’6” 285
222 Jay Bradford Splendora (Splendora, TX) 4 RB 5’10” 191
453 Deshawn Capers-Smith Warren Easton (New Orleans, LA) 3 ATH 6’0” 175
n/a Riley Garner A&M Consolidated (Coll. Station, TX) 3 LB 6’3” 210
24* Justin Evans Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS) 3 DB 6’0” 185

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  • The Longhorns, blow up your conference, blow yourself up. They also lost three big whole states in 2011. And there is a pretty good chance that Gundy, Stoops, Briles will stay ahead of them for a long time to come. Not to mention that Bill Snyder has not retired, Iowa State has some momentum, and Texas Tech, and TCU are right in your neighborhood recruiting the same athletes. It’s not looking good. I wonder how the voting in some of those conference meetings looks now? I actually found myself liking Mack Brown for winding up in such a tough situation and handling it with such class. I think there is a huge lesson in this story for college presidents, ADs, boards, (and coaches). I also think congress is going to have to step in and regulate college television for a while. (does government ever do anything for a while?)

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  • The Longhorns, blow up your conference, blow yourself up. They also lost three big whole states in 2011. And there is a pretty good chance that Gundy, Stoops, Briles will stay ahead of them for a long time to come. Not to mention that Bill Snyder has not retired, Iowa State has some momentum, and Texas Tech, and TCU are right in your neighborhood recruiting the same athletes. It’s not looking good. I wonder how the voting in some of those conference meetings looks now? I actually found myself liking Mack Brown for winding up in such a tough situation and handling it with such class. I think there is a huge lesson in this story for college presidents, ADs, boards, (and coaches). I also think congress is going to have to step in and regulate college television for a while. (does government ever do anything for a while?)