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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: CLASS OF 2020

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Let’s ink some ‘croots!

It’s Recruiting Christmas, y’all. The day that even the most jaded college football fan is forced to get down in the gutter with the rest of us and acknowledge that the decisions of high school students will play a pivotal role in their future sports happiness. REVEL IN IT!

Texas A&M enters the early signing period with 22 verbal commitments and currently ranked fifth in the nation. But none of that matters until they sign on the dotted line, which for the majority of players, will happen today. Follow along as we update our list of commits, show you who has signed, and provide a (albeit brief) summary of who the heck they are and why and how much you should care about them choosing your beloved Aggies.

Who has signed?

NAME POSITION NATIONAL RANK ENROLLING EARLY? SIGNED?
NAME POSITION NATIONAL RANK ENROLLING EARLY? SIGNED?
Demond Demas WR 22 NO YES
Jaylon Jones S 30 YES YES
Donell Harris DE 54 NO YES
Haynes King QB 73 YES YES
Antonio Doyle DE 99 NO YES
Chris Morris OG 103 YES YES
Antonio Johnson S 121 YES YES
Fadil Diggs DE 146 YES YES
Muhsin Muhammad III WR 152 YES YES
Devon Achane RB 216 NO YES
Akinola Ogunbiyi OG 235 YES YES
Brian George CB 5 (JUCO) NO YES
Joshuah Moten CB 357 YES YES
Isaiah Raikes DT 389 YES YES
Devin Price WR 453 YES YES
Dallas Walker DT 476 NO YES
Blake Smith TE 573 YES YES
Josh Bankhead OG 596 YES YES
Smart Chibuzo OG 618 NO YES
Deondre Jackson RB 848 NO YES
Kenneth Phillips III LB 909 NO Grayshirting (due to injury)
Jordan Jefferson C 1234 NO YES

Recruit Profiles

You don’t get rated the #3 receiver in the country by accident. Demond Demas has everything you want in a receiver, most notably, size and exceptional athleticism. Demas committed to A&M over a year ago and has been the most vocal commit in this class, actively recruiting several others to play alongside him. He didn’t play his senior season after being ruled ineligible following a transfer to Tomball, but make no mistake, this is a legit playmaker who will challenge for a starting job the moment he steps on campus.

Jaylon Jones was a five-star recruit until just a few weeks ago. And to give you an idea of how close he still is: there are 28 five-star recruits, and he is currently 30th. Safety is already a stacked position at A&M with Leon O’Neal, Demani Richardson and Brian Williams, but Jones will likely crack the two-deep immediately and provide exceptional depth at a key position in Mike Elko’s defense.

A&M had to fend off the Florida Gators down the stretch, but Donell Harris is officially an Aggie. He was originally one of the top players in the 2021 class, but reclassified to 2020 earlier this year. Rated the third-best defensive end in the country, he’ll add another weapon to what has been a stout A&M defensive line in recent seasons.

He may be the Abe Froman of Undergarments, but that doesn’t mean he has rested on his laurels. The Haynes King of Longview is an elite passer, and is the anchor QB the Aggies needed in this class. Expect him to compete with Zach Calzada to start in 2021 following the departure of Kellen Mond.

DOYLE RULES! Antonio was a late addition to the class (having just committed on Monday), but an essential one nonetheless. He’ll bring size and skill desperately needed at the linebacker position in Aggieland. He’s another player that, due to both his talent and the opportunity, could challenge for playing time in year one.

Aggies know that the offensive line was an issue in 2019, and in Chris Morris, A&M has inked one of the top guards in the country. He is the highest-rated of five offensive lineman in the 2020 class, as Josh Henson looks to fortify A&M’s seemingly worst unit going forward.

Another highly touted safety. Likely a player who is still several years away from seeing the field, not so much because he isn’t capable, but simply because of how many talented players are already in the fold.

When your 6’3”, 240-pound defensive end recruit plays receiver for his high school team, you know he’s athletic. Fadil’s rare combination of size and athleticism should give him the skill set to one day become an SEC-caliber pass rusher.

If the name sounds familiar, then A) you’re kinda old, and B) you remember watching his dad (of the same name) play for the Carolina Panthers. If you’re wondering how Muhsin III ended up in Aggieland, look no further than WR Coach Dameyune Craig, who was teammates with daddy Muhammad in Carolina.

Devon Achane may be undersized, but his blazing speed makes him a usable piece in any offense (he also plans to run track at A&M). With the Aggies’ suddenly depleted backfield, he may step into a role immediately in 2020.

Recruiting rankings and height/weight measurements courtesy of 247 Sports. Images courtesy of SB Nation Recruiting and rcb05 stalking recruits on Twitter.

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