Texas A&M adds twin offensive linemen to 2016 recruiting class
Texas A&M bulked up its 2016 recruiting class with a pair of offensive line commits, twins Austin and Riley Anderson. The brothers, from Mineola, Texas, picked Texas A&M over SEC West rivals Auburn and Ole Miss, both of which they paid visits to in the last few days.
— Riley Anderson5⃣1⃣ (@rileyanderson44) April 27, 2015
— austin anderson (@austinabears1) April 27, 2015
Both brothers issued heartfelt announcements on Twitter upon making their decision; Riley thanked all of the schools that recruited him as well as his parents, while Austin expressed how excited he was to continue his career after hoping for “just one offer” at the start of his recruiting process.
On top of picking Texas A&M over Auburn and Ole Miss, the Anderson brothers chose the Aggies over in-state rival Texas, which had offered both brothers a scholarship, giving Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies a double-win over the Longhorns.
The Andersons helped lead Mineola High School to the 3A Division I state championship game this year. Austin, who is a three-star prospect rated as the No. 61 offensive tackle in the nation, was a first-team All-State selection while Riley, also a three-star prospect, was an All-State honorable mention. Riley is listed at 6-foot-5 and Austin at 6-foot-4, with both weighing 285 pounds.
The twin commitments bump Texas A&M’s current class to seven players, including the nation’s top-rated offensive tackle, Greg Little. The Andersons are the first offensive linemen to commit to Texas A&M since the Aggies hired Dave Christensen over the offseason.