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Nick Harvey is an Aggie

The battle for elite, blue-chip recruits in the state of Texas is on. Anyone with sense said this day would come when Texas A&M announced the move to the SEC. What nobody predicted, was how fast it would get here.

Nick Harvey
Nick Harvey

Days after putting the finishing touches on a spectacular 10-win season, the first at Texas A&M since 1998, Kevin Sumlin added another elite 2014 commitment with Lancaster defensive back, Nick Harvey.

The 5'10" 175-pound athlete is one of the most versatile players in the state and plays on both sides of the ball. As a wide receiver, Harvey has 39 receptions for 623 yards. He has also rushed for 575 yards and scored a total of 18 touchdowns. He's even played a little quarterback, and thrown for almost 400 yards on the season.

Even with all that offensive production, Harvey projects best as a DB at the next level. He has the speed, quickness and ball skills to play cornerback as well as the mentality and big hitting ability to excel in run support from the safety position.

Coach Sumlin and area-recruiter David Beatty overcame competition from Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and others to secure Nick's verbal pledge. He is a consensus top-five player in Texas for 2014 and ranked as the 8th best corner back in the country by 247Sports Composite Ranking.

Harvey joins Dallas Skyline corner back Cedric Collins and Gilmer linebacker Josh Walker in the Aggie's 2014 class. All three are ranked as four-stars by 247Sports Composite Ranking and Harvey joins Walker as a head-to-head victory over Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns.

This class will mark the end of the assumption that the top Texas players will end up in Austin. I'm not saying the Longhorns won't still get their share of the top players; it's just that from now on, it's going to be a battle. The Aggies are starting to turn the recruiting tide in this state and Kevin Sumlin just put the competition on notice.