Posted: 10:48 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013
After losing three starters from the 2012 season, The Aggies took six receivers in the 2013 recruiting class. With one commitment, and almost 15 outstanding offers, the Ags don't seem to have any interest in slowing down. This article will cover some of the high priority guys and local talent. As prospects bump their interest level and move up the board, we'll break them down.
The 3-star Lufkin native committed to Kevin Sumlin back in December and that's a far as his recruitment process has gone thus far. The 5'9" Jeffery projects as a slot receiver at the next level where he can utilize his quickness and route running abilities to separate from defenders.
The 6'6" teammate of Kyle Allen unofficially visited College Station this past weekend. Built in the mode of Mike Evans, Andrews is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, especially at the high school level. Like Evans, he translates a basketball background into attacking balls in the air as well as shielding defenders. Andrews has close to 20 offers from all over the country including Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, etc... The Oklahoma Sooners seem to be the Ags main competition at the moment with things heavily trending toward the Aggies.
Rated as the #1 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com, Speedy plays quarterback for his New Orleans high school. With the ball in his hands, the 5'9" Noil has elite quickness and agility, that makes him very elusive to go on top of 4.40 speed. He also vertical jumped 45.3"(!!!!) two weeks ago at The Opening in Oregon. Although he has offers from every top program in the country, this will eventually boil down to a battle between the in-state LSU Tigers and the Aggies.
The Mount Pleasant receiver followed up a 1,000 yard sophomore campaign with over 1,600 yards as a junior in 2012. A consensus top-5 wideout, Cannon seems to have an affinity for Big 12 football. Despite heavy interest from the likes of Texas and Oklahoma however, it seems to be only a matter of time before he jumps on what Art Briles is selling in Waco and becomes a Baylor Bear.
Listed as a safety by some recruiting services, I put Hall here because it's where he wants to play at the next level and if he ends up signing with Baylor (where he's currently committed), there's no doubt he'll be an offensive weapon. Personally, he's my top receiver in the state this year. Either way, with Hall's size and speed, he'll be an impact guy on either side of the ball. Up to this point, he hasn't shown a lot of interest in the Aggies but his commitment to the Bears might not be the strongest. Hall was in Tuscaloosa this week visiting the Crimson TIde.