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UNDER THE WIRE: LB Dwaine Thomas transferring from Texas A&M a week before game 1

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The beginning of the 2017 season is only days away, but the Texas A&M Aggies received some bad news with the announced transfer of junior linebacker Dwaine Thomas.

Thomas made only nine tackles in six games over his first two seasons in College Station, but while Thomas was not expected to start for the Aggies, he likely would have been a part of the linebacker rotation, particularly following Justin Dunning’s move to defensive end. This marks the second linebacker to transfer from A&M this offseason, following Richard Moore, who announced his transfer in May and is now enrolled at SMU.

A&M will rely on senior Otaro Alaka, sophomore Tyrel Dodson and freshman Anthony Hines to take the bulk of the snaps at the linebacker positions.

Thomas was a three-star recruit from Boutte, Louisiana who was a surprise commit in the 2015 class, choosing the Aggies over Oklahoma and Louisiana Lafayette.