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Recruiting Refresher: Defensive Line

Definitely the biggest question mark position on the team, Coach Terry Price looks to build on his impressive 2013 haul.

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Even after taking three defensive ends and three defensive tackles last year, the Aggies are still looking to add quality depth up front. The focus for 2014 is on defensive ends but they won't pass up on a talented tackle to go with DeShawn Washington either.


DeShawn Washington (DT)

The Nederland big man chose the Aggies over Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech back in March. The 6'3" 280-pounder projects as a tackle on the next level, but is athletic enough to play end at times in high school. He is versatile enough to play either tackle position once he gets to Aggieland but in my opinion, will be best utilized in the 3-technique. Washington is rated as a four-star prospect by Composite Ranking and is listed as the #19 player in Texas.

DeShawn Washington HUDL Highlights

Jarrett Johnson (DE)

Another player who picked Texas A&M over former Big12 rivals Texas and Oklahoma. The Katy Seven Lakes weak-side end is a bit raw, but flashes his athletic ability on tape. Give him a few months with strength coach Larry Jackson and Terry Price and the sky is the limit. Johnson is a four-star according to Composite and ranked as the #33 player in Texas.


Myles Garrett (DE)

Arguably the #1 player in the state, the 6'4" 250-pound Arlington Martin end should be the top player on the Aggies' big board. Despite offers from Texas, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State; Garrett seems to be focused on three schools: Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and TCU. The consensus five-star is ranked as a top 20 player in the country and has accepted an invite to play in the Under Armour All-American game.

Myles Garrett HUDL Highlights

Qualen Cunningham (DE)

The Aggie legacy from Chandler, Arizona recently cut is his list down to five schools.

The Aggies have been the longtime favorites but it seems lately the USC Trojans have started to make a late push. The 6'4" Cunningham projects as a weak-side end at the next level and is a consensus four-star prospect. ranks him as the #157 player in the country.

Gerald Willis

At 6'3" 275-pounds, the New Orleans, Louisiana native projects as a strong-side end or defensive tackle at the next level. Rated as a five-star and the #2 defensive tackle in the nation, Willis had 100 tackles and 13 sacks for his Edna Karr program last year. As with all top-flight Louisiana prospects, it's going to be tough to get him away from Les Miles. However, as of now, the Ags have positioned themselves as well as they could.

Gerald Willis HUDL Highlights