Texas A&M Aggies: Cincinnati Bearcats
Shortly after Ohio State landed five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County), I asked on Twitter if it’s time to stop doubting Buckeye coach Urban Meyer’s recruiting efforts. Of course, fans from other schools all over the country jumped in and said the jury is still out (and several other things that aren’t safe for print). But even then the biggest Meyer critics might have to change their minds if he is able to also land No. 4 receiver Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer) in the next couple of days. The Buckeyes currently have the nation’s No. 8 class and have some major momentum heading into the final push.
Auburn bid farewell to head coach Gene Chizik on Sunday. Could the Tigers also be saying goodbye to a trio of ESPN 150 recruits who could take their talents elsewhere?
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As he talked with head coach Kevin Sumlin, he felt a sense of comfort. Sumlin wasn't pressuring him to commit then and there, but rather encouraging the 6-2, 210-pound safety to visit and talk with other schools and compare them to the Aggies before deciding.
But when it was all said and done, Washington liked what he saw in College Station and verbally committed to the Aggies on Monday, adding yet another defensive player to the Aggies' 2013 recruiting class.
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