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Wednesday was NSD for junior college players all across the country. Kevin Sumlin and his staff added five talented playmakers who will come in and compete immediately for starting spots.
6'6" 275-pound Tight End from Arizona Western College
The day didn't pass without drama thanks to Clear. UCLA apparently made a strong push at the end and delayed Clear's L.O.I. for a bit. He is a Top 50 junior college player according to 247Sports and chose the Ags over Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and UCLA. Clear will play from day 1 in the Aggies' Jumbo and Diamond packages.
6'6" 285-pound Offensive Tackle from City College of San Francisco
Stuckey was a full qualifier out of high school and even took a grey shirt his first season at City College. That gives him four years to play three of eligibility at A&M. Stuckey will provide instant depth at the tackle position and will be counted on to push for a starting spot if Luke Joeckel or Jake Mathews leave early for the NFL.
6'4" 205-pound Wide Receiver from Fork Union Military Academy
The Georgia native committed to Auburn out of high school. After failing to qualify academically, Williams took his talents to FUMA. His time at a prep school will not affect is eligibility and he will have five years to play four for the Aggies. A high four-star and consensus #1 Prep player in the country, Williams chose A&M over Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina. With the graduation of Uzoma Nwwachukwu and Thomas Johnson's uncertain status, Williams is the perfect fit to step into that role, opposite of Mike Evans.
6'1" 210-pound Outside Linebacker from Butler Community College
The #1 JUCO outside linebacker in the nation chose the Aggies over Ohio State, South Carolina, and Mississippi State. Sanders is a honorable mention NJCAA All-American that had 20 tackles for a loss this season, 8 sacks, and 12 pass breakups. His speed off the edge and ability to drop into coverage make him the likely choice to replace the graduating Sean Porter.
6'1" 220-pound Inside Linebacker from Hutchinson Community College
The consensus #3 JUCO inside backer in the country followed up a redshirt season in 2011 with a team-leading 95 tackles, an interception, two fumble recoveries, as well as a safety in 2012. Flowers adds much needed quality depth to a depleted linebacking corp. He is versatile enough to play either Will or Mike linebacker and will battle it out with Steven Jenkins and Donnie Baggs.
The Aggie staff not only did a fantastic job at filling immediate needs with JUCO talent, they filled them with very high-caliber talent that upgrades the roster. These players will enroll in January and have the added benefit of going through Spring ball as well as an extra semester with strength coach Larry Jackson.
The Aggies also had a couple of high school early enrollees sign today. Jordan Points and Brett Wade signed financial aide paperwork but will not sign L.O.I.s until after they graduate later this month. Reggie Chevis and Alex Sezer are also December graduates.