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How Will the 2016 Texas A&M Recruiting Class End?

It's been a wild recruiting ride for Kevin Sumlin and his staff this year. Despite all of the turmoil, the Aggies still have a very good chance to finish with a top 15 class.

Kevin Sumlin ponders his mortality, or perhaps just tries to remember his Twitter password.
Kevin Sumlin ponders his mortality, or perhaps just tries to remember his Twitter password.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day is is than 48 hours away, which primarily means your favorite creepy uncle can stop tweeting at recruits. With a December that saw turnover on both the coaching staff and in the quarterbacks room, the Aggies have been scrambling to fight an image of internal turmoil on the recruiting trail.

Despite all of the distractions, it appears that most of the current commits in the class remain solid, and the Aggies are still chasing a number of prospects down to the wire. So who joins the class?

RB D’Vaughn Pennamon

Currently committed to Ole Miss, The Manvel running back would fill a rather large hole in the RB depth chart, bringing a size and speed combo that only Keith Ford can compete with.

Prediction: Pennamon knows immediate playing time is available in College Station, and decides to stick it to his local Ole Miss bagmen sign with the Aggies.

WR Tyrie Cleveland

The one-time A&M commit – and as explosive an athlete as exists in this year's class – is currently committed to Houston, but A&M coaches would love to get him back in the fold.

Prediction: Via his Twitter, Cleveland is leaving athletics behind and entering children’s ministry.

WR Quartney Davis

The 1b to Tyrie Cleveland’s 1a status as the best receiver in the state, Davis visited College Station last weekend and appears to be trending in the Aggies direction.

Prediction: Davis rejoins the Aggies on Signing Day, giving the A&M an instant-impact target at wide receiver.

TE Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas plays Tight End at Nassau Community College. Ian Thomas is currently committed to Indiana. Ian Thomas visited College Station last week. I had never heard of Ian Thomas until approximately 17 minutes ago.

Prediction: Ian Thomas is an actual human being that will sign somewhere on National Signing Day. It’s very possible that school is A&M.

OL Jauan Williams

A late visitor, Williams is deciding between Florida State, Maryland, LSU and A&M.

Prediction: In spite of A&M rolling out the finest hotel water-feature accouterment that Bryan/College Station had to offer, Williams will head to Tallahassee.

DE Mark Jackson

Committted to A&M since May, both Texas and Oklahoma have made generous cash donations to Mark’s hometown church hard runs at the athletic defensive end, and he appears to be listening to all suitors as Signing Day approaches.

Prediction: Jackson skips college altogether and declares for the NFL draft.

DT Chris Daniels

Despite rumors that he has been vacationing in Mexico since September, Defensive Tackles coach Mark Hagen does in fact exist, and is working hard to get at least one commitment for this year’s recruiting cycle. Good on you Mark!

Prediction: Daniels announces at 10am on Wednesday.

ATH Aaron Hansford

An A&M-UCLA battle for an explosive athlete from Washington D.C.? Why not!

Prediction: An Aggie commitment, and a locked Twitter feed.

ATH Jack Jones

The dynamic reciver/cornerback from Long Beach has been a long-time target of the Aggie staff, and would represent an enormous win over multiple Pac 12 schools.

Prediction: Despite Jeff Banks living in his backyard for a month, Jones heads to USC.

Brandon Jones

The Number 1 safety in the country, a long-time A&M lean, and a priority of the staff for over 2 years, Jones represents a huge head-to-head battle versus Texas and Baylor.

Prediction: Jones shocks everybody and commits to his hometown Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.