Thursday, February 7, 2013
Texas A&M: 2014 prospects to watch
By Sam Khan Jr.
With Texas A&M's 2013 recruiting class in the books, we turn the page and take a glance at the 2014 class. The Aggies already have seven commitments in the class. Let's take a closer look at some of those players:
Cedric Collins (Dallas/Skyline)
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback was the first commitment of the 2014 class for the Aggies, making his pledge before the start of the 2012 season. He is an ESPN Watch List prospect who also had offers from Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, among others.
Nick Harvey (Richmond, Texas/Bush)
Harvey made his name last season while at Lancaster (Texas) High, where he played with Texas A&M 2013 signee Daeshon Hall. The ESPN Watch List athlete played in the secondary on defense and multiple positions on offense, including quarterback, and transferred to Bush after his family moved to the Houston area.
Shaun Nixon (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis)
The ESPN Watch List running back nearly became the second commit of 2014, almost pulling the trigger while on an unofficial visit for Texas A&M's season opener against Florida. He waited but eventually went with his heart on Nov. 29. He plays in Lake Travis' high-powered spread attack, so he should be a good fit in Aggieland.
Hoza Scott (La Porte, Texas/La Porte)
He might be the state's top prospect in 2014. The ESPN Watch List linebacker had offers from Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame and Texas. It didn't matter. He fell in love with Aggieland and committed after his high school season wrapped up.
Josh Walker (Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer)
He was one of the best linebackers in Texas' Class 3A, helping lead the Buckeyes to an appearance in the Division II state title game. Though he had offers from Oklahoma and Texas, he picked the team his boyhood idol, Von Miller, played for.
The Aggies' most recent commits came in December (receiver Jamal Jeffery) and on their first junior day of this year (offensive tackle Kealvin Davis). Jeffery, the sixth commit, pledged the day after Scott did. Davis got his offer during the Aggies' junior day and committed on the spot. He also picked up offers from Oregon and TCU after he committed to the Aggies and holds offers from Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.