The Texas A&M Aggies have earned a commitment today from the wide receiver thought by many to be the nation’s finest in the 2013 recruiting class, Sealy, Texas native Ricky Seals-Jones.
This tweet from Sam Khan Jr., a Texas A&M beat writer was the first I saw on the news:
The final decision for RSJ came down to a two-horse race between the Aggies, and the LSU Tigers, who picked up their pursuit of the talented wideout after the Texas Longhorns started to back away from his recruitment this summer.
Seals-Jones actually was once a verbal commit to Texas, but a variety of issues between he and the coaching staff led to the Longhorns backing off from him as time wore on, opening the door for Texas A&M to take the lead.
A&M’s unexpected SEC success was evidently another selling point for RSJ, who had stated a desire to stay in-state all along and only needed a few reasons to stay:
Pairing Seals-Jones with another 2013 commit Derrick Griffin, and the surprising Mike Adams, will give Kliff Kingsbury— or whomever is the Aggies’ offensive coordinator in 2013– plenty of tools to work with.
It’s highly possible the 2013 version of the Texas A&M offense which was so explosive this season behind Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel could be even more so in 2013 with the way pieces are falling into place.
Chalk this one up for the Aggies.
Something tells me there will be plenty more high-profile commits where this one came from.
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