Aggies’ top five class strengthened Wednesday with pickup of KeKe


Texas A&M beat Texas again on Wednesday, this time it was for a coveted defensive lineman.

Kingsley KeKe, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound prospect out of Richmond (Texas), had recently released a top five of Texas A&M, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. On Wednesday, he didn’t waste any time trimming four of those schools from the list. It was positive news coming into the Aggies program after they’d had to release two players from their scholarships Tuesdays because of off-the-field issues.

“It’s official, I’ll be Commiting to Texas A&M University! #GigEm #AGTG,” KeKe Tweeted Wednesday afternoon. His Tweet was quickly followed by coach Kevin Sumlin’s legally vague yet obvious Tweet … “YESSIR!”

KeKe put it simply a bit later when he texted Saturday Down South: “I’m really excited. Something about Texas A&M is special. I don’t know exactly what it is.”

KeKe could play defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level, showing his versatility. He is listed as a three-star prospect. KeKe’s commitment comes about a week after five-star QB Kyler Murray and four-star WR Kemah Siverand came aboard. The Aggies now have 13 commitments and stand at No. 5 overall in the nation in the recruiting rankings.

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




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