Ricky Seals-Jones: TAMU on way up 

December, 6, 2012
For the foreseeable future, Texas and Texas A&M won't play each other on the football field. But that doesn't mean the teams won't battle.

The war on the recruiting trail between the schools figures to be as intense as it has ever been and even more so as the Aggies' new coaching staff, new membership in the Southeastern Conference and success in that conference (not to mention a Heisman Trophy finalist in Johnny Manziel) makes them more of a factor in the eyes of recruits.

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Sam Khan Jr./ESPN.comClass of 2014 linebacker Hoza Scott is expected to commit to Texas A&M soon.
Throughout the Mack Brown era at Texas, the Longhorns have traditionally been the signature program when it comes to recruiting the state. But after a 10-2 season and what appears to be a bright future in the SEC with Manziel and coach Kevin Sumlin leading the way, could there be a shift in the eyes of Texas high school football stars?
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