Aggies Recruiting Update

The Texas A&M Aggies recruiting record in recent years under head coach Kevin Sumlin has been very impressive. The loss of five-star quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, who transferred out of the program last month, has changed the priorities for the 2016 recruiting class. With only Jake Hubenak and now Trevor Knight on scholarship plus five-star prospect Tate Martell not due to join the program until 2017, they suddenly have a real need at quarterback.

Nick Starkel decommitted from Oklahoma State and is a big fan of new offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone. Since Mazzone left UCLA for Texas A&M, it seems Starkel has developed an interest in coming to College Station which would really help to add competition at the quarterback position. Sumlin is also making a late push for Dillon Sterling-Cole who is committed to Arizona State but the Aggies believe they can flip him. He is a another pro style quarterback from Houston, TX.

Elsewhere the Aggies seem to be making a real push on the defensive side of the ball to continue to address the lack of talent on the depth chart. Cornerbacks Parish Cobb and Byron Murphy are being heavily recruited by A&M but there is a lot of competition for a commitment for these players. While safety Brandon Jones still has the Aggies as his top school, there is a lot of interest from other big schools so there is work to do to get a firm commitment.

Here are the current commits to the Aggies recruiting class for 2016:

Name Pos Location Stars
Austin Anderson OL Mineola, TX 4 stars
Riley Anderson OL Mineola, TX 3 stars
Rakeem Boyd RB Houston, TX 4 stars
Kellen Diesch OL Trophy Club, TX 4 stars
Tyrel Dodson LB Franklin, TN 4 stars
Travon Fuller DB Athens, TX 3 stars
Mark Jackson DE Cibolo, TX 4 stars
Clyde Leflore-Chriss WR New Orleans, LA 4 stars
Justin Madubuike DE McKinney, TX 4 stars
Braden Mann K Cypress, TX 3 stars
Ryan McCollum OL Spring, TX 3 stars
Ikenna Okeke DB Smyrna, TN 4 stars
Charles Oliver DB Fairfield, TX 3 stars
Colton Prater OL Bossier City, LA 3 stars
Moses Reynolds WR San Antonio, TX 3 stars
Alton Robinson DE Converse, TX 3 stars
Kendrick Rogers WR Frankston, TX 3 stars
Irvin Smith TE New Orleans, LA 3 stars
Trayveon Williams RB Houston, TX 4 stars

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