June 19th was a big day for the Cedar Hill duo of Damarkus Lodge and linebacker Richard Moore as both chose A&M after a recent College Station visit. Fast forward three months, and only one of those pledges remains as Lodge made the decision Friday morning to reopen his recruitment.
Lodge may have reservations about a depth chart that currently contains a number of freshmen in the 2-deep, including Speedy Noil, Ricky Seals-Jones, and Frank Iheanacho. Even with wide receivers coach David Beaty's willingness to rotate players at the position, Lodge apparently couldn't be convinced that A&M was the best spot for him.
For A&M, this definitely hurts as Lodge is the consensus #1 wide receiver in the state, and a 6'2", 190 pound playmaker of the highest order. Arizona's Christian Kirk and a number of other prospects remain on the Aggies' radar, but with only Kimah Siverand currently committed, Beaty and the A&M staff are going to have to work to get the three receivers they covet in this class.
Lodge will most likely look at Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss going forward. Texas A&M will continue to recruit him as he is a unique talent, but Sumlin isn't exactly the type to beg kids to stick around (see: every other decommit of the Sumlin era).