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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Scout's take: Aggies add ESPN 300 WR

By Tom Luginbill


The Aggies gained some ground on Alabama's No. 1-ranked recruiting class with the addition of ESPN 300 wide receiver Kemah Siverand. Breaking down the commitment:

What he brings: Siverand has a good knowledge base of how to run routes for a young player. He is very precise and understands spacing, steps and how to set up defenders. He is up there as one of the best route runners in this class. Speed is only one component to Siverand's game, and while he might not have elite speed, he compensates with all the little nuances that the position requires. He possesses an “it” factor and gets better the more you watch him.

How he fits: There might be wide receivers on the roster who possess better speed, but few will be as polished as Siverand. He’s the type of player who will work himself into a role because he does all the little things well. He can also be a viable option out of the slot as he understands coverage and how to get open.

Reminds us of: Former West Virginia WR Stedman Bailey. For many of the reasons listed above, Bailey quickly comes to mind. Reliability and productivity are hallmarks of both of these players.

How class is shaping up: Siverand is the 12th commitments for the Aggies, including nine from the ESPN 300. A pair of five-stars, QB-DT Kyler Murray, who announced Wednesday, and DT Daylon Mack, headline the group. Some top targets left on the board are No. 12 prospect Kendall Sheffield, No. 30 Jamal Peters, No. 38 Malik Jefferson and No. 63 DaMarkus Lodge.