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Texas A&M National Signing Day Preview: Defensive Backs

Safety is still a position of need for this A&M class but there are a couple of very good corners on the way.

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Currently Committed

Fort Bend Travis do-it-all athlete Nick Harvey is the headliner of this secondary class and should compete for playing time very early. The U.S. Army All-American has played quarterback, receiver, running back, and cornerback during his high school career but is projected as a corner in College Station. There is talk that, like Speedy Noil, Harvey will get an opportunity to work at both sides of the ball. The 5'9" 175-pound Harvey is ranked by Composite as the 57th overall player in the country, 8th overall in Texas, and #7 national cornerback. The high four-star prospect chose the Aggies over the Texas Longhorns, even after visiting Austin recently. Harvey appears to be a solid Texas A&M pledge.

Nick Harvey HUDL Highlights

The Ags have another versatile playmaker in this class who will focus on defense at the next level. North Forney wide receiver, runningback, and safety Armani Watts projects at the latter in college. The 5'11" 180 pound consensus four-star is listed as a top-25 player in the Lone Star State for 2014 and a top-15 national safety. Watts chose Texas A&M over programs such as Oklahoma, Clemson, UCLA, and Nebraska, among others.

Armani Watts HUDL Highlights

The Ags' most recent commitment is Shreveport, Louisiana's Donovan Wilson. The three-star safety officially visited College Station at the end of January but then surprised everyone with a commitment to Utah. That commitment was short-lived as about a week later, Wilson flipped to Texas A&M. As a senior, he led the state of Louisiana in interceptions with thirteen and also had almost 900 yards receiving.

Donovan Wilson HUDL Highlights

Dallas Skyline's Cedric Collins will also be signing a Letter Of Intent with Texas A&M on Wednesday. The one-time four-star corner sadly had his playing career cut short by an injury during his junior year, after he had already committed to the Aggies. Kevin Sumlin will honor Collins' athletic scholarship and he will look to have a similar role to former linebacker Michael Richardson, whose career also ended too early.

Still In The Mix

One of, if not the, most important targets still on the Aggies' board is Jenks, Oklahoma safety Steven Parker. The consensus four-star and #9 safety in the country is announcing Tuesday and reportedly choosing between the hometown Sooners, Texas A&M, and Auburn. All signs point to Oklahoma at the moment.

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Terry Joseph is still also chasing Mattrell McGraw from John Curtis High School in New Orleans. The 5'10" 180 pound safety is thought to be an Oregon Duck lean but will also have an Aggie hat on the table when he makes his announcement on Signing Day. Mattrell is a Composite three-star.

Mattrell McGraw HUDL Highlights