February 3, 2010
Highly-ranked recruiting class fills needs
By the time you read this, Texas A&M's 2010 recruiting class will have faxed in their Letters-of-Intent to College Station. As of Tuesday night, A&M's class was ranked No. 9 in the country by Rivals.com. It featured 11 four-star prospects, which is the most that the Aggies have ever signed in one class since Rivals began keeping statistics in 2002.
However, Rivals rankings and star power is not what this class is all about. The Aggies had some needs that they addressed with highly touted players on both lines. In addition, the Aggies snared a national recruit on the defensive side of the ball who had offers from not only their primary competitors but from programs all over the country. Finally, the A&M staff reestablished itself in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as a serious competitor for the first time since the early 1990s.
A&M signed nine offensive and defensive linemen in the class. However, the big guys on the offensive side of the ball are by far the strength of the class. In fact, you'll get different opinions from observers on who is actually the best prospect of the bunch.
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