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State of Texas no longer for Big 12 only

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The state of Texas has supplied the SEC with 42 commitments so far this year (which includes 2015, 2016 and 2017 recruits too).

Obviously, Texas A&M leads the way with 20 of those commitments (15 for 2014 and 5 for 2015), as the Aggies stay home for recruiting more than any other school in the conference. What is surprising is how many commitments are heading to other SEC schools. Here’s a look at the 22 commitments who are going to SEC schools other than Texas A&M. And one thing is for sure … this was not happening five years ago. Texas A&M’s entrance into the SEC has changed the complexion of recruiting in arguably the most talent-rich state in the country … which also hurts Texas A&M’s historical rival, Texas.

Ten of the SEC’s 14 programs have commitments from Texas.

Here are those 22 non-Aggie SEC commitments:

Alabama Deionte Thompson DB Orange, TX
Alabama Zach Whitley LB Galena Park, TX
Arkansas Cole Hedlund K Argyle, TX
Arkansas Jovan Pruitt OL Dallas, TX
Arkansas Zach Rogers OL Lewisville, TX
Kentucky Ryan Flannigan LB Brenham, TX
Kentucky Michael Mathis DB Kilgore, TX
Kentucky Shyquawn Pullium DB Brenham, TX
Kentucky T.V. Williams WR McKinney, TX
LSU Cameron Gamble K Flower Mound, TX
LSU Edward Paris DB Mansfield, TX
LSU Tony Upchurch WR Pearland, TX
Mississippi State Will Coleman DE Tyler, TX
Mississippi State Anthony Hines LB Dallas, TX
Mizzou Stepfawn Hughes ATH Fort Worth, TX
Mizzou Roderick Winters LB Arlington, TX
Ole Miss Victor Evans LB Dallas, TX
Ole Miss Rawleigh Williams RB Dallas, TX
South Carolina Jhaustin Thomas DE Athens, TX
Tennessee Kameel Jackson WR Brenham, TX
Tennessee Dimarya Mixon DT Mesquite, TX
Tennessee Chris Weatherd LB Athens, TX


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