Players on the rise at Texas A&M in spring 

March, 25, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M has completed two weeks of spring practices, and the Aggies gave fans their first extended look at the 2013 edition of the squad Saturday during an open scrimmage at Kyle Field. There was evidence that several Aggies are making positive strides. Here are five who have seen their stock rise in the first half of spring ball:

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Sam Khan Jr./ESPNAfter sitting out last season, former Oklahoma transfer Brandon Williams could make a big impact for the Aggies in 2013.
Nate Askew: This spring has been one of real transition for the senior, who has been a receiver for the balance of his career but has been shifted to outside linebacker. So far the 6-foot-4, 220-pound player appears to be adapting well. He spent most of his time Saturday with the first-team defense and made some plays, including an interception of Johnny Manziel. He still has a ways to go, but Askew is making progress.

Reggie Chevis: Size-wise, the true freshman looks like he was built to be an inside linebacker (the 6-2 Houston product is likely hovering around 250 pounds) and Saturday he saw time with both the first team and second team at middle linebacker. Though junior Donnie Baggs is the likely favorite to start this fall at the position, Chevis certainly is showing why he was heavily recruited.

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