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Texas A&M Signing Day Preview: Wide Receivers

Following the loss of Mike Evans to the NFL draft and the graduation of Travis Labhart and Derel Walker, wide receiver will be a position of uncertainty for the Texas Aggies next year. The good news is Coach Sumlin signed the #1 positional group in the country in 2013 and has stacked up serious talent behind it this year.

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Already Enrolled

Headlining the group is New Orleans native and consensus five-star Speedy Noil. Noil is the top wide receiver in the country according to Composite and #8 national player overall. Most importantly, Speedy was an early enrollee and is already enrolled in school and participating in off-season workouts with the team. Texas A&M landing a player like Noil goes deeper than just landing one of the top players in the country. Taking a player of that caliber out of south Louisiana from home-state power LSU announced Kevin Sumlin and his staff as national recruiting powers and showed they should never be counted out of a recruiting battle.

The Aggies' second early enrollee receiver was Tyler Junior College’s Josh Reynolds. A full-qualifier out of San Antonio Jay High School, Reynolds turned down an offer from Oregon State and decided to go the JUCO route to gain more exposure. After putting up almost 800 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Apaches, the gamble paid off. This time around, 6’3" Reynolds chose Texas A&M over TCU and Boise State.

Verbal Commitments

No Mike Evans? No problem. Ok, that's a joke, but the Aggies were able to secure the commitment of a player in this class that fits the mold of Evans. Like Evans, 6’6" 220-pound Frank Iheanacho did not play football for a couple of years in high school to focus on basketball. Iheanacho returned after missing his junior year to haul in 44 receptions for 652 yards and 16 scores. Four-star Iheanacho was ranked as the 13th best wide receiver in the nation and the 13th overall player in Texas by Composite and was a U.S. Army All-American.

The final piece to the wide receiver class was actually one of the first players to join the fold. Lufkin receiver Jamal Jeffery committed over 13 months ago after the Aggies extended the first offer he received. At 5’9" 170 pounds, Jeffery is an electric athlete in space. Jamal had a season ending injury this year so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back.

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