We know Coach BJ Anderson loses Jake Mathews after 2013. But what about multi-year starters Cedric Ogbuehi or Jarvis Harrison? Is it certain that they leave a year early and declare for the NFL draft? No. But, the possibility is there. Now that your day is ruined, let me remind you that the cupboard is not completely bare behind the first-string guys. Last February, the Aggies signed three talented linemen in Ismael Wislon, Joas Aguilar, and JUCO Jeremiah Stuckey. There is also J.J. Gustafson waiting to enroll in January. Lets take a look to see what the coaching staff is doing in the 2014 class to keep building on their momentum.
The 6'6" son of the Manvel head coach is very lean at the moment; weighing in at only 250 pounds. He has the frame to put on good weight but it will obviously take some time. Martin is very athletic and could also project to tight end or even defensive end. Koda chose the Aggies over offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas, and Oklahoma.
The big athletic tackle from Lakeview Centennial was one of the first pledges in the 2014 class when he committed back in January. Davis grew up a Texas Longhorn fan and chose the Aggies over Oregon, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Baylor. Currently weighing in around 260-pounds, Davis will need to bulk up significantly before contributing at the college level. The good news is at 6'5", he has the frame to add plenty of good weight.
A relatively unknown prospect when he received his first in-state offer from the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the end of May. A couple of weeks later, the Aggies and Longhorns were battling it out for Ledwik's commitment. Since choosing the Ags, Ledwik's stock has blown up. In Rivals.com rankings that were released earlier this week, he is rated as a four-star and the 177th player in the nation. One of Ledwik's biggest strengths is his versatility. He projects at tackle but could easily play any position along the offensive line.
*Unfortunately there is no film on Ledwik available
Ranked by 247Sports' Composite Rankings as a top 50 player in the country, Smith understandably has a Who's Who of College Football offer list. Projected by the recruiting services as either a guard or tackle, Smith is a guard all the way for me. The 6'6" 290-pound senior from Olathe, Kansas is plenty physical but may not have the athleticism Coach Sumlin and Coach Anderson covet for the bookends at Texas A&M.
Continuing the out-of-state offers for offensive line, the Aggies went after Qualen Cunningham's Chandler, Arizona teammate in Tucker. Casey is also a consensus four-star player and is rated by 247Sports' Composite as the 76th best player in the country. A tackle all the way, Tucker is an athletic pass protector as well as a devastating run blocker. The Aggies' main competition for his signature at this point seems to be the home town Arizona State Sun Devils.
In-State Guy I Like:
In my personal opinion, Austin is one of the most underrated players in the state this year. The Brenham Cub, and current TCU commit, is 6'5" 285 lbs. and is a guard all the way for me. If I had one word to describe Schlottman, it's "punishing." As you can tell from his highlights below, he just destroys defenders when run blocking. The Ags were interested in Austin back in the spring but an offer was never given. I think he's a great pick up for the Horned Frogs and will be very successful in the Big 12.