Recruiting Visitors for Texas A&M vs. LSU

CKS is doing work on the recruiting trial to finish out an already impressive 2013 class - Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

As the Aggies and Tigers clash on the gridiron in a top 20 match up, Kevin Sumlin is hosting a monster group of top talent for both 2013 and 2014.

On top of the majority of current 2013 commits visiting, the Aggies will have their three top, uncommitted, high school seniors on campus.

Mike Mitchell

The 6'4" 220 pound linebacker from Prestonwood Christian in Plano has long thought to be an Ohio St. lean without ever visiting their campus. In fact, out of his top four schools (Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas A&M), the Sooners are the only ones to have received a visit. That changes this weekend when Mitchell makes the trip to College Station with his family. The Aggies are definitely in the mix and finally getting him on campus can only help. This recruitment will drag out for a while as it doesn't seem that Mitchell is close to ending the process.Mike will be accompanied by his younger brother Mickey, who is class of 2015 and a stud on the hardwood. Mike is a four star recruit according to 247sports.com's composite rankings.


Ricky Seals-Jones

The #1 player in the state is finally making a return trip to Aggieland after visiting in June. Probably a good choice for him considering his final two teams are A&M and LSU. Ricky has continued to rehab his injured knee and is expected to return to action next week. Things currently look good for the Aggies with the five star athlete. An exciting and potent offense compared to an almost non-existent passing game from LSU, bodes well for the Ags.



Justin Manning

The Dallas Kimball product and best defensive tackle in the state was supposed to announce his college destination last week. After still not being able to settle on a choice, he has decided to delay his decision. By all accounts, Manning is down to three schools: Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Purple Baylor (TCU). Long thought to follow in his brother's DeMarcus Granger's footsteps at OU, Bob Stoops made a critical error and didn't offer Manning until later in the process. This allowed other programs, such as A&M, a chance to make a significant impression. After officially visiting the Sooners, the Aggies for the Arkansas blowout, and then TCU for three consecutive weeks, Justin blew off an LSU official visit to attend the Red River Rivalry. After seeing Oklahoma twice in a month, this trip back to College Station is big. A better game, atmosphere, and weather this time in Aggieland will hopefully make an even better impression.

Varshaun Nixon (2014)

Also in attendance this weekend will be numerous highly regarded 2014 prospects including Shaun Nixon. The Lake Travis running back has been to Aggieland several times including for the Florida game. Nixon was thought to be close to pulling the trigger that weekend but never did. Shaun rushed for over 1200 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching 3 scores his sophomore year. On the season he has rushed for over 600 yards and 10 TDs. He also has almost 500 yards receiving and has already matched his receiving touchdowns from last year.


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