We’d like to make this clear: Texas A&M fans on Twitter spent an awful lot of time in hope as some of the country’s biggest recruits made their decisions to come to schools, but they weren’t exactly crying their eyes out when it didn’t happen.

That’s because Kevin Sumlin had already put together a monster JUCO recruiting haul, and the signatures already coming in were among the best classes in the country.

And, thank God for Aggies fans (and much-maligned (and generally by us) defensive co-ordinator Mark Snyder), a bunch of it was on the defensive side. DE Myles Garrett, the No.2 player at that position in the nation, is coming to College Station, as is already-signed athlete Speedy Noil. They added monster DT Zaycoven Henderson, DE Jarrett Johnson, and a pair of DBs in Armani Watts and Donovan Wilson.

On the offensive side, Kevin Sumlin added another QB into what’s going to be a monster race to be the Aggies’ starting quarterback, adding five-star QB Kyle Allen, who was also coveted by Alabama (amongst others). Whoever the quarterback, WR Frank Iheanacho could be an immediate difference-maker.

Four-star Offensive Linesman Jermaine Eluemunor from JUCO (via the UK!) could make an immediate difference in the offensive line. He was heavily recruited by Alabama, and had already committed to, er, UCLA and Arkansas before finally deciding he wanted to be an Aggie.

One of the best bit of news of the day was the news that Kevin Sumlin’s renewing the scholarship of Cedric Collins, who was diagnosed with the rare Klippel-Feil Syndrome, which is a rare “congenital fusion of the vertebrae”, according to an A&M newspaper. He won’t be able to play football again. “Commitment is a two-way street”, Sumlin said in a press conference, perhaps firing a bullet over the bows of his rival SEC coaches.

Texas A&M’s class was rated No.5 in the nation by 24-7.


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