This doesn’t happen very often.
Dylan Sumner-Gardner, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star defensive back out of Texas, dropped Texas A&M for Boise State over the weekend. Yes, you read that correctly–a national top 100 prospect is leaving his home state and the Aggies (and Longhorns, et al).
But it’s not as head-scratching a switch as one might think. Assistant coach Marcel Yates just took the defensive coordinator position with the Broncos after being with the Aggies for a few seasons. He’ll be a big-time recruiter in the talent-hotbed of Texas–and his first conquest was getting Sumner-Gardner to switch gears. Sumner-Gardner is arguably one of Boise State’s No. 1 pickups ever. Yates was at Boise State prior to Texas A&M.
The change hardly does damage to the Texas A&M recruiting class, which got a huge boost last week when Speedy Noil and Frank Iheanacho both came aboard. The group is still rated No. 3 in the nation.