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Texas A&M Recruiting: Visitors for the Home Stretch

The Aggies welcome a star-studded cast into College Station this weekend. Who's joining the party?

Daylon Mack is just one of several All-Americans headed to Aggieland this weekend.
Daylon Mack is just one of several All-Americans headed to Aggieland this weekend.
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For close to a decade, recruiting in January was a little boring for fans to follow. Between Mack Brown locking down most of the state's top talent in 8th grade by the end of their junior years, and an A&M program struggling to land elite prospects, the last few weekends of the recruiting season didn't hold much intrigue.

Not anymore.

Kevin Sumlin has quickly made Texas A&M a force on the recruiting scene, and nowhere is this more evident than in the last few weekends of the recruiting cycle, as the Aggies find themselves fighting off national heavyweights for some of the highest-priority prospects in the country.

Even the fickle recruiting weather gods seem to have their priorities in order.

Uncommitted prospects expected in town include:

Soso Jamabo – RB | Plano

The consensus 5 star could excel at a number of positions at the collegiate level, but the A&M staff is just happy to have him on campus. Most think Jamabo is headed to UCLA, but the Aggies have enough voices in his ear to at least keep things interesting.

Damarkus Lodge – WR | Cedar Hill

Well, hello again old friend.

The former A&M commit seems to be giving the Aggies another chance, even without a wide receiver coach in place. Yet. There's certainly some ground to be made up with Ole Miss here, but hopefully the conversation between Sumlin and Lodge this weekend goes better than his texts with Ashley.

Daylon Mack – DT | Gladewater

Not much to see here, just one of the best defensive tackles in the country at a need position who happens to be a former commit coming into town. Expect John Chavis and the A&M staff roll out the red carpet this weekend... or whatever color he likes. Not purple.

Justin Martin – CB | Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

The #1 JUCO corner in the country, A&M offered late, but still managed to nab an official visit. Currently committed to Tennessee, Martin will be tough to flip as he's originally from Nashville. Then again, a brief look at the current cornerback depth chart in College Station may be rather appealing.

Dwaine Thomas – LB | Boutte Hahnville

A speedy, undersized linebacker out of Louisiana, Thomas is headed to A&M in hopes of receiving a formal offer.

Expected committed prospects include:

Jay Bradford – RB | Splendora

Despite the Aggies seemingly offering just about every top running back in the country over the past 2 weeks, the US Army All-American remains a solid A&M pledge.

Deshawn Capers-Smith – DB | Warren Easton

The past few weeks have seen Capers-Smith named both Louisiana Mr. Football, and the Gatorade Player of the Year in the Bayou state.

Justin Dunning – S | Whitehouse

Committed to A&M since early November, the 6'3", 205 pound safety seemed ready for his official.

Roney Elam – DB | Newton

The rangy Safety/Corner prospect, who is taking an official visit, might have the highest ceiling of any A&M defensive back commit, and you readers feel free to call or text Roney to tell him - wait.  No, don't do that.

Trevor Elbert – OL | Rockwall-Heath

Another US Army All-American, Elbert hurt his shoulder early on this fall, but should be ready to go when he arrives in College Station.

Connor Lanfear – OL | Jack C Hays

The onetime Longhorn commit seems to be excited about the weekend.

Kyler Murray – QB | Allen


Larry Pryor – DB | Sulphur Springs

Just another highly ranked defensive prospect that happens to live within an hour and a half of Gladewater.

Kemah Siverand – WR | Cy Ridge

While other wide receivers have come and go, Siverand has stayed strong in his pledge, even after his position coach left for Kansas. He's on an official visit.

Erik McCoy – OC | Lufkin

6'3" and a half and 299 pounds. Dave Christensen will catch up with the lineman commit.

Kingsley KeKe – DT | George Ranch

The DT has been committed to A&M since June.

Hit the comments section if we missed anyone.