Texas A&M Aggies: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Texas A&M added to its 2017 nonconference schedule on Tuesday, announcing a home game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Ragin' Cajuns will make the trip to redeveloped Kyle Field to meet the Aggies on Sept. 16, 2017.

The Aggies already have UCLA on the calendar in 2017, traveling to Pasadena, California, on Sept. 2, 2017. The game against the Ragin' Cajuns will be Texas A&M's sixth meeting all-time with them and the Aggies lead the series 5-1, including a 51-7 win in the last meeting in 2006.

The Ragin' Cajuns have been on the rise under coach Mark Hudspeth and are the reigning Sun Belt Conference champions. They are 27-12 in his first three seasons in Lafayette.
Prospects use Twitter in a multitude of ways when it comes to recruiting, including announcing their commitment or their lists of top schools.

It's often said that the first offer is the hardest one to get for aspiring football prospects.

Fortunately for San Antonio East Central quarterback Jeremy Jones, the wait is over.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound quarterback got his first scholarship offer on Wednesday night and it came from Rutgers.

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Five from Friday: Garner plays big 

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Each week, GigEmNation reporter Sam Khan Jr. will bring you five things he learned from watching high school football action in the Midlands region that week, including observations of Texas A&M commitments and targets and other players that catch his attention. Here's this week's installment:

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comTavares Garner returned an interception for a score in Manvel's victory over Sugar Land Dulles.
1. Manvel (Texas) High School cornerback Tavares Garner has good ball skills and instincts. The 2013 Texas A&M commitment made a big play on the Mavericks' first defensive series, returning an interception 22 yards for a touchdown. He also made some key tackles and deflected a pass later in the game, but Sugar Land (Texas) Dulles quarterback Robert Harris mostly refrained from throwing Garner's direction after the pick-six. He turned in a good performance in his team's 39-26 second-round playoff win on Friday.

2. Garner's teammate, 2013 receiver Kyrion Parker, didn't get a lot of throws his way but was still able to make an impact. The Texas A&M pledge made a couple of big plays late in the game. One was blocking -- he did a good job of blocking on a fly sweep for teammate Austin Bennett, an Oklahoma commit, as Bennett went around Parker and scurried for a 39-yard gain to set up the next play, a 20-yard touchdown pass to Parker in the corner of the end zone.

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Five from Friday: 2014 LBs shine 

November, 4, 2012
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Each week, GigEmNation will bring you five things from watching high school football action in the Midlands region that week, including observations of Texas A&M commitments and targets and other players that catch our attention. Here's this week's installment:

1. The two 2014 star linebackers on the field Friday night in La Porte, Texas -- La Porte High School outside linebacker Hoza Scott and Houston North Shore inside linebacker Zac Whitley -- played big in what was a big game for both teams. Scott had a sack early, and Whitley was in on the majority of tackles for North Shore in the early going. Throughout the night, both showed athleticism, speed and that they're good tacklers. Both can hit hard and look like smart football players who are in the right position at the right time. Texas and Texas A&M have offered both prospects. A&M leads for Scott, who also has offers from Alabama and LSU, while there's no stated leader for Whitley.


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Watch: College Football Final (Week 2)

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