Texas A&M Aggies: Arizona State Sun Devils

Texas A&M will be at home or close to it for the balance of its nonconference schedule in 2015.

The school announced Thursday that it has finalized its 2015 nonconference schedule, which includes three home games at what will then be freshly remodeled Kyle Field, as well as its clash with Arizona State in Houston, which was announced last November.

The nonconference schedule begins with a Sept. 5, 2015 game against Arizona State at Houston’s NRG Stadium (formerly known as Reliant Stadium), followed by a meeting with Ball State on Sept. 12 at Kyle Field. On Sept. 19, Nevada will visit Kyle Field, likely bringing a familiar face back to Aggieland – Nevada head coach Brian Polian was the Aggies’ special teams coordinator under head coach Kevin Sumlin in the 2012 season.

Rounding out the nonconference schedule is a Nov. 14 game against Western Carolina at Kyle Field.

The Aggies’ home schedule in 2015 also consists of SEC games against Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and South Carolina. The Aggies travel to LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt for road conference games in 2015 and will meet Arkansas in a neutral-site game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
video
When it comes to running backs, the state of Texas is loaded. Ten running backs represent the Lone Star State in the ESPN 300. Of those 10, five are committed. A total of seven running backs in the state have reported FBS commitments.

ESPN 300 RBs from the state:

No. 50 Ronald Jones II: Ranked the nation’s No. 3 running back, Jones is an explosive, game-changing back who -- as scary as it might sound -- will only get better. Jones committed to Oklahoma State on April 6 and finished his junior season with more than 2,400 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns.

video
Schools looking to still land an elite quarterback in the Class of 2015 had better get on the ball. That’s because the list of top-flight uncommitted quarterbacks continues to get shorter and shorter.

With Brady White's commitment to Arizona State on Friday evening, more than 60 percent of the nation’s top 30 quarterbacks have already made up their minds. There’s even less inventory if you’re looking for a good pocket-passing quarterback, as 11 of the top 15 and four of the top five have committed.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Top position classes: DL 

February, 14, 2014
Feb 14
9:00
AM ET

With national signing day in the books, RecruitingNation is looking at the top position classes. For the full series, click here.

Nationally (and SEC)
Texas A&M went into the 2014 class knowing that size and athleticism was an absolute must on its defensive front. And Kevin Sumlin and staff delivered on those glaring needs. Leading the way is No. 1 defensive end and five-star player Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas/James Martin), who has the size, speed and power combination to be a difference-maker early on next fall. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Garrett is joined at defensive end by ESPN 300 No. 203 Qualen Cunningham (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton), and high three-star Jarrett Johnson (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes), who has a nonstop motor. While the Aggies have some talented young defensive tackles, continuing to add size and athleticism to the interior was a must. No. 150 DeShawn Washington (Nederland, Texas/Nederland) and four-star early enrollee Zaycoven Henderson (Longview, Texas/Longview) add disruptive explosiveness and athleticism.

The Aggies had the nation’s best defensive line class; here’s which schools had the best in each of the remaining power conferences:


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Semper Fi notebook: Day 3 

January, 3, 2014
Jan 3
7:00
PM ET
News and notes from Day 3 of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

Delp to announce on Sunday


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Mondays sometimes can be slow for recruiting news, but not this week. The day started with two major decommitments from Pac-12 programs, one of those decommitments later committing to another Pac-12 program, and ended with a pledge from one of the nation's top 2015 prospects to a SEC team.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Da'Shawn Hand changing his visit schedule up is good news for Wolverine fans and bad news for Alabama fans; Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M fans can see big pieces of their 2014 recruiting classes on television Friday night; and one of the top juco recruits in last year’s class is going to redshirt at Kansas.

Looking good for the Wolverines
Five-star defensive end Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) was set to visit Florida on Oct. 4 for its game against Arkansas and Alabama on Nov. 8 for its game against LSU with national title implications on the line. However, the SAT is on Oct. 5, causing Hand to alter his schedule. Hand is still ironing out the final details, but it looks like he will visit Alabama on Oct. 25 when its hosts Tennessee, and he'll trip to Florida on Nov. 8 when the Gators host Vanderbilt. He’s already taken a visit to Michigan and will announce his decision on Nov. 14. The Wolverines have been his leader for quite some time with Florida and then Alabama next in line. Some observers have long-worried what a visit to Alabama for what could be the game of the year would do to Hand’s process. But a college coach close to the situation believes the change now gives Michigan a major edge and puts Bama clearly third in the pack. “I would say this puts it at about 80 percent for Michigan,” the coach said. “The biggest question left is whether or not Florida can wow him enough right before his announcement to get him to change his mind.”

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Texas A&M might have lost the game to Alabama, but the Aggies still could be winners on the recruiting trail; Texas' struggles could ramp up the pressure to look around for players who made early commitments to the Longhorns; and regardless of how the referees handled the final seconds of the Wisconsin-Arizona State game, the victory will pay off big time for the Sun Devils.



Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton boasts two ESPN 300 linemen, and while offensive tackle Casey Tucker and defensive end Qualen Cunningham will have a similar impact on the success of the Huskies this season, they are on different paths when it comes to recruiting.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

video

The summer has been a busy one for 2015 ESPN Junior 300 receiver Christian Kirk.

The highlight of the summer for the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro prospect came when Kirk made a trip to Beaverton, Ore., as one of only five 2015 prospects to participate in The Opening. Because of his schedule, he hasn't been able to visit as many colleges as he would have liked.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

video Christian Kirk (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro) was enjoying a family vacation when he got the good news.

The ESPN Junior 300 receiver assumed that he would have no plans for early July and was enjoying a family vacation on a lake with no cell phone service. But when he and his family returned to land and he turned his phone on, he saw multiple important messages. After returning a phone call, he got news that he eagerly awaited: he was invited to The Opening.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Texas A&M held its second one-day camp of the month on Sunday at the Coolidge Grass Practice Fields in College Station, Texas and there was plenty of action during -- and after -- the camp when it came to recruiting. Among the highlights:

Aggies offer 2014 OT

La Grange (Texas) High School offensive tackle Zachary Ledwik has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket recently. A week ago, Texas offered the 6-foot-5 prospect and on Sunday, Texas A&M became the latest team to offer Ledwik. He weighed in at 273 pounds and with a handful of power conference offers already (Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Texas Tech are the others), he's finding that his decision will be a difficult one. Ledwik will return to Texas today for a visit and after that's complete, he said he plans to schedule an unofficial visit to return to Texas A&M.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

video
McKINNEY, Texas -- The 2013 Nike Football Festival made a stop in north Texas, and 24 teams from the Dallas metroplex and east Texas showed their skills in 7-on-7 competition and individual skills challenges at Craig Ranch and the Michael Johnson Performance Center. Roughly 400 athletes were in attendance, some considered major FBS recruits.

Here is what we learned after the event:

2015 QB Murray wins ... twice

That sigh of relief you heard in McKinney? It’s still to be determined if it was from the Allen faithful or the Texas A&M faithful.

Saturday afternoon, Allen won the event's 7-on-7 tournament, and 2015 quarterback Kyler Murray looked phenomenal in competition. He made the same kind of plays in the air that allowed him to lead Allen to the Texas Class 5A Division-I state championship in December. In short, Murray was outstanding.

Shortly after, the 5-foot-11, 166-pound quarterback picked up the much-anticipated offer that made Aggies fans gush. Murray, the son of former Aggies quarterback Kevin Murray, finally got an offer from Texas A&M to join offers from Ohio State, Clemson, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Arizona State.

Life after Texas commit looks promising


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

With its 2014 quarterback on board, Texas A&M turned its attention to the 2015 class at the position on Saturday.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

MESQUITE, Texas -- Class of 2015 quarterback Kyler Murray (Allen, Texas/Allen) has five offers so far, and his list of interested schools continues to grow.

Murray took in a satellite camp hosted by Sam Houston State and assisted by Arizona State, one of the schools to have offered, on Thursday afternoon. While he chose to watch the camp and not participate, Murray said he was a fan of what he saw from the Arizona State coaches.

"I've been talking to [offensive coordinator] Coach [Mike] Norvell, and he told me they liked me," Murray said. "I like what they're doing over there. I'm definitely interested."

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Sumlin Interested To See New QBs
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin breaks down his team's quarterback competition and some of the other young prospects the Aggies have heading into this season.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video

SEC SCOREBOARD

Thursday, 8/28
Saturday, 8/30
Sunday, 8/31