Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin looked relaxed as he walked down the halls that housed the football team’s offices. At 12:30 p.m. five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack was about to announce live on television which school he would choose to sign with. Mack had verbally committed to Texas A&M many months ago but in early January he decommitted and there was talk that Texas and TCU might be able to flip him.
Sumlin was right to be unconcerned about the impending announcement as Mack confirmed his intent to join Texas A&M on the same day that five-star quarterback Kyler Murray ended weeks of speculation by also choosing the Aggies. It summed up a good national signing day for the Aggies, as they locked up their three remaining commits and also added Daylon Mack from a list of three potential recruits.
The signing of Mack could immediately help a defense that struggled mightily last year and no doubt the success that Myles Garrett had as a true freshman for the Aggies was a key factor. It showed that Mack could see lots of playing time in his first year at College Station. The signing of Kyler Murray means there will be another interesting camp battle for the starting job with true sophomore Kyle Allen returning after winning the job in the second half of last season.
Elsewhere, the Aggies added lots of depth at key positions like the offensive line and linebacker with a number of four and three-star recruits. ESPN has Texas A&M ranked #12 in their class rankings for 2015. which marks the first time in three years that the Aggies have been outside the top ten.
Here is the full class list for this year:
Daylon Mack DT — Gladewater High School, Texas
Kyler Murray QB-DT — Allen High School, Texas
Christian Kirk WR — Saguaro High School, Arizona
James Lockhart DE — Ennis High School, Texas
Larry Pryor Jr. S — Sulphur Springs High, Texas
Kemah Siverand WR — Cypress Ridge High School, Texas
Justin Dunning S — Whitehouse High School, Texas
Trevor Elbert OT — Rockwall-Heath High School, Texas
Jordan Davis TE-Y — Clear Lake High School, Texas
Roney Elam CB — Newton High School, Texas
Connor Lanfear OT — Hays High School, Texas
Jay Bradford RB — Splendora High School, Texas
Kingsley Keke DT — George Ranch High School, Texas
Deshawn Capers-Smith ATH — Warren Easton High School, Louisiana
Keaton Sutherland OT — Marcus High School, Texas
Justin Evans S — Mississippi Gulf Coast Comm College
Richard Moore OLB — Cedar Hill High School, Texas
Kendall Bussey RB — Isidore Newman School, Louisiana
Landis Durham OLB — Plano East Sr. High School, Texas
Claude George Jr. OLB — Hutchinson Community College, Louisiana
Riley Garner OLB — A & M Consolidated High, Texas
Daniel LaCamera K — East Lake High School, Florida
Erik McCoy OT — Lufkin High School, Texas
Dwaine Thomas OLB — Hahnville High School, Louisiana
Damion Ratley WR — Blinn College, Texas
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