Texas A&M cleans up in weekend recruiting
Texas A&M's good fortune started Saturday, as well, and carried over into Monday, as the Aggies' coaching staff picked up seven verbals over the extended weekend.
Coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff received verbals from four players Saturday, including ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive tackle Ishmael Wilson (Dallas/Bishop Dunne).
Wilson was expected to visit Texas for the Longhorns' junior day on Feb. 25, but told Max Olson of ESPN.com's HornsNation that he has canceled those plans after pledging to Texas A&M.
The Aggies also snagged running back Johnny Jefferson (Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker), who has been timed at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and decided on Texas A&M after visiting the Aggies' junior day instead of Oklahoma State's.
“It was a gut feeling,” Jefferson told ESPN recruiting analyst Damon Sayles. “A&M had always been in my top two, and going there [Saturday] just sealed it for me. It was great, I loved it.”
Texas A&M finished the weekend with commitments from offensive tackle Joas Aguilar (N. Richland Hills, Texas/Birdville), safeties Victor Davis (Rosenberg, Texas/Terry) and Jonathan Wiggins (Houston/Alief Taylor), and running back James White (Pearland, Texas/Glenda Dawson).
Texas A&M then added ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson (Dallas/Jesuit) on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder received interest from a number of schools, including Arkansas and Ole Miss.
Sumlin, who is certainly picking up on the importance of line play in this league, now has verbals from six linemen.
The Aggies have 13 commits, including eight ESPNU 150 Watch List members.
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