• #1 by jbcarol on 05 Feb 2016
  • SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 18h18 hours ago


    Texas A&M's 2016 Class: 

  • #2 by jbcarol on 05 Feb 2016
  • Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman Feb 3

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says his staff is “not a high-pressure recruiting unit” – he explains that (cont)

    “We’re looking for guys who are great team guys, guys who want to be at Texas A&M, guys who’ve expressed an interest in being here, that really understand what we want to do.

    “We’re not a high-pressure recruiting unit. We’ve got guys who come in here and take a look at us and understand what we’re about. Because of that we don’t have a lot of de-commitments. We might have one or two a year. We don’t have five or six guys who are committed to us, and just leav

  • #3 by jbcarol on 05 Feb 2016
  • Michael Hogue ‏@MichaelHogueDMN Feb 3

    Who is winning the recruiting war? Class rankings, signees, instant analysis and more

  • #4 by jbcarol on 12 Feb 2016
  • ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 2h2 hours ago

    Recapping Texas A&M's national signing day

    Biggest need heading into signing day: Quarterback. Because of the departures the Aggies had at the position in December, when Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray transferred out of the program in successive weeks, Texas A&M had to have a quarterback in the signing class. Even though they already landed a graduate transfer in January (former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight), it was imperative to get a high school quarterback in the class because the top two quarterbacks on the roster are a senior (Knight) and a junior (Jake Hubenak). For depth now and competition later (the Aggies already have a 2017 quarterback commitment in Tate Martell), getting another signal-caller was a must.

    The Aggies landed a solid passer in four-star prospect Nick Starkel. Formerly committed to Oklahoma State, Starkel reopened his recruitment late in the process and eventually gave his verbal commitment to the Aggies on Jan. 21. Ranked the No. 18 pocket passer in the country, Starkel is a likely redshirt candidate in his first season. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin alluded to the fact that Starkel will need to add some bulk to his 6-foot-4 frame (he’s listed at 185 pounds), and with two upperclassmen on the depth chart, he won’t be needed right away barring injury. An in-state product from Denton, Texas, Starkel was one of 18 quarterbacks nationally to make it to the Elite 11 finals last summer.
  • #5 by jbcarol on 24 Feb 2016
  • OT Luke Matthews committed to the Aggies for the Class of 2018

    Matthews’ three brothers, Kevin, Jake and Mike, have all played for the Aggies.

    6-foot-4, 310-pounder is rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports and is the No. 4 player in the state of Texas in 2018...
  • #6 by jbcarol on 26 Feb 2016
  • TexAgs Recruiting ‏@TA_Recruiting 22h22 hours ago

    2018 Arkansas QB Connor Noland on A&M: "It’s a big deal to pick up an offer like that."
  • #7 by jbcarol on 27 Feb 2016
  • Ryan Brauninger ‏@R_Brauninger 22h22 hours ago

    My latest count has the Ags just north of 15 offers sent out today, and it ain't even 2 o'clock yet.


    So. Many. Offers.

    28 of them to be exact. And the day isn’t over...

    2:28 PM - 26 Feb 2016
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  • '17 Bremond 3-star ATH Roshauud (sic) Paul gave a verbal to A&M.
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  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4m4 minutes ago

    Texas A&M beats out in-state rivals for elite DB prospect

    Four-star Class of 2017 defender Myles Jones out of Magnolia West High School (Magnolia, Texas) has committed to the Aggies.

    Jones is ranked as the No. 30 cornerback in the country and 42nd-best player in Texas.
  • #11 by jbcarol on 10 Apr 2016
  • Grayson Reed, a four-star offensive tackle prospect from Cypress Creek (Houston) gave a verbal to A&M

    6-foot-5, 295-pounder is the No. 27 player in the state of Texas and No. 29 offensive tackle in the Class of 2017.

    Reed has received offers from a plethora of big schools — including Texas
  • #12 by jbcarol on 15 Apr 2016
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 8h8 hours ago

    Texas A&M adds former Mississippi State DT commit T.D. Moton
  • #13 by jbcarol on 16 Apr 2016
  • 6-5, 250 Southlake Carroll OT Carson Green gave a verbal to A&M.
  • #14 by jbcarol on 21 Apr 2016
  • 5-star Bishop Gorman QB Tate Martell committed to A&M since August has announced and since deleted that he is taking visits.

    A&M has offered 3-star San Clemente QB Jack Sears.
  • #15 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016
  • A&M loses commits over WR coach Aaron Moorehead's tweets

    Shortly after the Aggies lost their top recruit in quarterback Tate Martell, Moorehead went on a rant about loyalty, which was a not-so-subtle shot at the former commit.

    “I feel sorry for people who never understand loyalty,” Moorehead tweeted minutes after Martell announced his de-commitment. “I can’t really even vibe with you. At the end of the day, trust is 100 (percent) and everything else is BS.”

    After more questionable tweets, Texas A&M wide receiver commit Mannie Netherly announced that he was de-committing from the program.

    “After tonight, I see what kind of person my “future coach” is and I myself don’t want to play for someone like that, so without further ado, I would like to announce that I am de-committing from Texas A&M,” Netherly tweeted.

    The hits continued for the Aggies.

    Five-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey took to Twitter to announce he was done with Texas A&M, too.  He will no longer consider the school.

    “I would like to say thank you to TAMU and fans but due to some tweets subtweeted towards my brother, I will no longer be looking at A&M,” Lindsey tweeted.

  • #16 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016
  • 5-star Bishop Gorman QB Tate Martell committed to A&M since August has announced and since deleted that he is taking visits.

    A&M has offered 3-star San Clemente QB Jack Sears.

  • #17 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

    Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 6h6 hours ago Bryan, TX

    Frankly Aggies should be happy the 5-10 Tate Martell backed off his pledge now. Gives A&M time to tab larger, more SEC suitable QB.
  • #18 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

    Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 5h5 hours ago Bryan, TX

    Mannie Netherly, btw, is by all accounts a really good receiver & will be a plus for program he lands in. His departure stings A&M 17 class.
  • #19 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016
  • Aaron Moorehead ‏@Amo8685 6h6 hours ago

    I love Texas A&M football. I guard it and respect it with my life. I don't take that lightly day to day

     Beth Shecterle ‏@bethshec 6h6 hours ago

    After a lot of consideration about how I've been treated by a certain course at Texas A&M, I've decided to decommit  from management 209
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  • #21 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

    Mannie Netherly had enough.

    The Crosby, Texas four-star receiver got frustrated seeing tweets from Texas A&M coach Aaron Moorehead about loyalty.

    The tweets came not long after the nation's top dual-threat quarterback, Tate Martell, decommitted from Texas A&M.

    So around midnight, the 6-foot-2, 183-pound Netherly announced his decommitment.

    "After tonight, I see what kind of person my 'future coach' is and I myself don't want to play for someone like that," Netherly tweeted.

    This is relevant for Alabama and Auburn because both schools have offered and are pursuing the talented receiver. Netherly actually visited Alabama unofficially in April and the Crimson Tide coaches could sign four receivers in this class.
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  • Brent Zwerneman@BrentZwerneman

    Brent Zwerneman Retweeted Aaron Moorehead

    A morning tweet from Texas A&M receivers coach Aaron Moorehead
  • #24 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

    “Our policy has been, ‘abuse the privilege, lose the privilege,’ ” Sumlin said. “Let’s put it that way.”
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    Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith seemingly chimed in on the chaos.
  • #27 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016
  •  Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 1h1 hour ago Bryan, TX

    Coaches and athletes and sportswriters need Uber for Twitter, especially at night. 'Gee, I don't know if that tweet is a good idea, Champ.'

    Thing is, people who've grinded for everything they've got agree w/ Aaron Moorehead, an ultimate grinder. But passion can't grab the wheel.
  • #28 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

    ate Martell, the No. 1-rated dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017, de-committed from Texas A&M Wednesday night. The decision, according to Martell’s father Al, had a lot to do with a communication breakdown between the Martell’s and new Aggies offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, who was hired from the same position at UCLA in January.

    “It was different with Mazzone with the whole communication,” Al Martell told Rivals’ Adam Gorney. “Mazzone had been there two weeks for our visit in January, he had been there maybe all of 10 days, so I get it. If the guy didn’t want to talk a whole lot, he’s still feeling out his job and his co-workers and his staff and where he fits in.

    “I get that but when you go out a month later, for two days on that trip, didn’t talk to him once and then when we were there in March for their scrimmage, again, we were there for four days and not once did Mazzone ever talk, and I was five feet from him. Not a handshake, not anything.”

    In addition to the communication issue, there was also a concern over the Aggies offering two other quarterbacks. Class of 2017 four-star quarterbacks Jack Sears and Ryan Kelley recently picked up offers from Texas A&M, which worried Al Martell about his 5-foot-11 son’s favor with Mazzone.

    That's the short answer.
  • #29 by jbcarol on 15 May 2016
  • '17 Manvel 4-star safety, Derrick Tucker gave a verbal to A&M.
  • #30 by jbcarol on 15 May 2016

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has disciplined WR coach Aaron Moorehead for his tweets:
    Sumlin: “Last week, one of our assistant coaches, Aaron Moorehead, abused the privilege of social media and the result reflected poorly on Aaron, on our football program and on Texas A&M. He has apologized publicly and privately for his actions and I am confident that he understands the expectations moving forward.
    "However, there are consequences for actions and Aaron has been disciplined and the details will remain private. We will use this as a learning tool for all of our coaches, staff and student-athletes, and we are now moving forward as a program.”
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  • #35 by jbcarol on 26 May 2016

    Bears currently have six verbal commitments, five of which date back to the middle of 2015. All six players also hold offers from A&M. Reactions from some of those recruits were shared on Twitter shortly after news broke.

    Kellen Mond, the dual-threat quarterback out of Bradenton, Florida, currently holds offers from Ohio State, Texas A&M and 15 other schools.

    Other four-star athletes currently pledged to Baylor include wide receiver Hezekiah Jones and tight end Kedrick James. James has been to College Station on multiple occasions...

    Jalen Pitre and Donovan Stiner are both safeties committed to the Bears in 2017, while 6-foot-6 Jayden Peevy rounds out the list as a three-star defensive tackle.
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    Ohio State, California, Southern California, UCLA and Colorado were all featured on the five-star recruit’s list.

    No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017 de-committed from A&M last month...
  • #40 by jbcarol on 06 Jun 2016
  • Three-star tight end prospect Keynel McZeal announced his commitment to Texas A&M

    McZeal, from Port Neches, Texas, is the No. 24 tight end in the Class of 2017 and the state’s 77th overall prospect.

    McZeal’s commitment gives the Aggies 10 commitments for next year’s class.
  • #41 by jbcarol on 13 Jun 2016
  • Billy Liucci@billyliucci

    First commit of the day for Aggies is 5-11, 200-pound speed merchant Travis Etienne of Jennings, LA.  Ran for nearly 3,000 yards in '15

    Aggie tailback commit chose A&M over top-10 that included Bama, Ok St, VT, UNC, Cal, Tennessee, Arkansas, Miss State.
  • #42 by jbcarol on 13 Jun 2016
  • 4-star Plain Dealing ATH Keldrick Carper gave a verbal to A&M.

  • #43 by jbcarol on 14 Jun 2016

    LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M and Florida made that cut, as did Texas...

    Netherly had de-committed from Texas A&M after 5-star quarterback Tate Martell did the same. However, unlike Martell, who committed to Ohio State on Sunday, Netherly is still considering the Aggies.

    Netherly is ranked as the No. 29 wide receiver in the Class of 2017 and the No. 35 overall prospect in the state of Texas.
  • #44 by jbcarol on 21 Jun 2016

    Kevin Sumlin ‏@CoachSumlin 4h4 hours ago

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  • '17 Cedar Hill 3-star WR Cam Buckley gave a verbal to A&M.
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  • #50 by jbcarol on 02 Aug 2016

    Louisiana running back Travis Etienne has decommitted from A&M.

    He holds offers from Alabama and Arkansas too.

    5-foot-11, 199-pound running back told GigEm247 that the Aggies are still his number one school and he will visit in the fall. But Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee will be among the schools he will consider in his recruitment.

    A&M may move quickly to fill his spot