Five-star WR Damarkus Lodge stays home with Aggies, who move to No. 2 nationally


His high school teammate and quarterbacking buddy just picked LSU, but five-star WR Damarkus Lodge is staying put in Texas.

The super slick 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver out of national powerhouse Cedar Hill H.S. in Texas is now part of the Aggies’ class. Lodge caught 72 passes for 1,255 yards and 25 TDs last year as a junior, and was the MVP in his school’s state championship game. He will fit the Texas A&M offense very well. The five-star prospect is rated the No. 35 overall prospect and the No. 4 receiver in the nation.

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“The class looks like it’s speaking for itself,” fellow WR recruit Kemah Siverand told Saturday Down South, just a few minutes after Lodge’s announcement. “I’m not really much of a talker but more of an action doer. I’m sure the rest are too. It’s unbelievable. I’m humbled by the things that are coming our way. I know it’s a lot of expectations for us but God will help us.”

The pickup of Lodge moves Texas A&M’s class to No. 2 in the national recruiting rankings, up one spot. The Aggies have 16 commitments and trail only Alabama in the standings.

UPDATE: Later Thursday, Texas A&M picked up its 17th commitment when linebacker Richard Moore, a high school teammate of Lodge, came aboard with the Aggies. Moore is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect who also held offers from Baylor and Nebraska.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to industry composite ranking.

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