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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Aggies score second commitment of day

By Sam Khan Jr.

The commits just keep on coming for Texas A&M.

After receiving big news earlier Thursday that they landed ESPN 300 receiver DaMarkus Lodge, the Aggies capped the afternoon with a second commitment as Lodge's teammate at Cedar Hill (Texas) High, outside linebacker Richard Moore, will join him in Aggieland.

Moore's commitment not only gives the Aggies two for the day, but it makes four since Sunday. The Aggies scored a commitment from Plano (Texas) East three-star linebacker Landis Durham on Sunday and received a pledge from Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus four-star offensive tackle Keaton Sutherland on Monday.

It's YESSIR! times four for Kevin Sumlin this week. The Aggies now have 17 commits in their 2015 class.

Moore, a 6-foot, 200-pound linebacker, chose the Aggies over several other suitors, including Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU and Iowa.

"It's close to home, playing against the best of the best," Moore told "I felt like I can get the best out of me as a player at A&M. And I have a great relationship with all the coaches and I know what I can do for them and what they can do for me."

Moore said the coaching staff envisions him playing weakside linebacker. He is also excited about others in the 2015 recruiting class joining him on the Aggies defense, including the pair of defensive tackles that are on board.

"I know they have some good defensive tackles that are going to be in front of me, Daylon Mack and [Kingsley Keke]," Moore said. "We're just trying to bring that Wrecking Crew-style defense back and we know we can do it. I like a challenge and I'd like to be a part of something great."

And he's excited to have a familiar face accompany him in Aggieland in Lodge.

"That's real exciting," Moore said.