2017 Texas A&M Aggies Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown
The 2017 Texas A&M Aggies Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1
Texas A&M Aggies Recruiting Class Overview
You’ve heard this before. Texas A&M came up with a phenomenal recruiting class under Kevin Sumlin, but that’s nothing new for a program that drives for show, but can’t putt for the dough. This has the potential to once again be one of the top ten classes nationally, but will that translate into production?
The defense got the best talents with a few outstanding linebackers, DE Michael Clemons, and S Derrick Tucker, but the receiving corps got more help with Jhamon Ausbon, Camron Buckley and Hezekiah Jones restocking the shelves. All the buzz will be around Kellen Mond and how quickly he can become the quarterback the program needs to steady the offensive ship, but he’s just a piece of a very, very good recruiting puzzle.
The Texas A&M Aggies Class Is Heavy On …
Linebacker. The Aggies brought in more players at other spots, and several positions got their share of tremendous talents, but the linebackers coming in are all stars who should form the nucleus of the defense in a few years. Anthony Hines is the best of the bunch with the size and frame to grow into a thumper in the interior, while Devodrick Johnson and Santonio Marchiol are future killers on the outside. They all need to beef up first.
The Star of the Texas A&M Aggies Class Is …
LB Anthony Hines, 6-2, 225, Plano, TX – Again, Kellen Mond is the guy everyone is looking at and hoping to rock early out of the gate, but Hines is the best player Sumlin was able to bring in. Really, really fast, he can move all over the field and be used as a big-time pass rusher as a sort tweener pass rusher. Able to work anywhere in the linebacking corps, he’s destined for the outside. Name the great program, and Hines had a shot to go there.
The Texas A&M Aggies Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Wide receiver. The explosive Christian Kirk is still around, but leading receiver – at least in terms of yards – Josh Reynolds is done after coming up with well over 1,000 yards with 12 scores. Ricky Seals-Jones left a year early, and while he only caught 26 passes, he had his moments. Throw in the loss of Speedy Noil and Jeremy Tabuyo, and the Aggies lose four of their top five wide receivers.