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Tale of the tape: Texas-Texas A&M 

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There are those who believe the rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M is dead because the two programs are no longer in the same conference.

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Sam Khan Jr./ESPNTexas and Texas A&M are both after Kendall Sheffield, the No. 2 CB in the nation.
Those people are misguided. And emphatically incorrect.

Two words in February by new Texas head coach Charlie Strong helped light a new spark in the rivalry between two of the most respected programs in the Lone Star State. When asked about A&M’s recruiting methods -- which includes coach Kevin Sumlin making player visits in a helicopter dubbed the “Swagcopter” -- Strong said the Longhorns didn’t need to be a “gadget program,” as the university and its prestige still was enough to attract recruits.

The rest of the spring and the upcoming summer will be perfect opportunities to gauge where both programs stand among some of the elite athletes who are still uncommitted. Which school will dominate in recruiting the 2015 class?

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HOUSTON -- On-again, off-again rain couldn’t put a damper on the Houston Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday, and three athletes -- safety Deionte Thompson, tight end Jordan Davis and offensive tackle Jerry Tillery -- earned golden tickets to compete at The Opening this summer in Oregon.

Seven players left The Kinkaid School practice facility with MVP honors at their respective positions: Skyler Bonneau (quarterbacks), Remus Bulmer (running backs), Gary Haynes (wide receivers), Erik McCoy (offensive linemen), Nikolas Daniels (defensive linemen), Spencer Choka (linebackers) and Deontay Anderson (defensive backs).


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Aggies land another ESPN Jr. 300 RB 

August, 21, 2013
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When Splendora (Texas) High School running back Jay Bradford displayed his elite speed for Texas A&M coaches at a June camp, the Aggies' staff knew he was something special.

And after already landing one ESPN Junior 300 running back, the Aggies added another when Bradford committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound back became the third commitment in Texas A&M's 2015 class, giving his pledge to Kevin Sumlin. Splendora track coach and assistant football coach Randy Pope confirmed the news to GigEmNation via text message.

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Summer recruit wrap: Texas A&M 

July, 23, 2013
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Texas A&M's final one-day camp of the year wrapped up on Sunday and the start of fall practice is fewer than two weeks away for the Aggies. The summer has been a busy one on many fronts, but here's a look at five things we learned on the recruiting front about Texas A&M this summer:

1. The Aggies got their quarterback


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2015 ESPN 300 targets: Texas A&M 

July, 16, 2013
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With the unveiling of the inaugural 2015 ESPN 300 on Tuesday, there are several names on the list that are desired by Texas A&M. One player the Aggies already landed and they're hard at work trying to get many of the below names on board. Here's a look at A&M's 2015 commit and top targets in the ESPN 300.

1. TE Jordan Davis (Houston/Clear Lake)
6-foot-4, 247 pounds
ESPN 300 rank: 219


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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M has found itself in a bit of a hot streak when it comes to verbal commitments. Since the month began, the Aggies have landed four commitments: three last week and one on Thursday.

In the 2014 class, the Aggies have 13 total commitments and the nation's No. 2 recruiting class. Thursday's commitment, Houston Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis, marked the Aggies' first commitment of the 2015 class.


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Class of 2015 Houston Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis hasn't been secretive about his affinity for Texas A&M.

What appeared imminent on Wednesday night he made official on Thursday afternoon, committing to the Aggies while on an unofficial visit to Texas A&M.

Davis confirmed the news to GigEmNation via text message.

Davis, who also has offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma and Texas, originally committed to Florida State on March 19. He was offered by the Aggies on Sunday after performing at their one-day camp. He decommitted from the Seminoles on Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-4, 247-pound tight end is the Aggies' first commitment in the 2015 class.
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Bob Przybylo/ESPNClass of 2015 tight end Jordan Davis has been offered by Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma recently.
When Houston Clear Lake 2015 tight end Jordan Davis committed to Florida State in March, the Seminoles were the only team that had offered him a scholarship.

Several other teams threw their hats in the ring after he committed, and Davis always maintained that he would keep his options open.

On Wednesday night, the 6-foot-4, 247-pound prospect officially decommitted from the Seminoles, he confirmed via text message.

The news is likely a good sign for Texas A&M, the latest school to offer Davis. He attended the Aggies' one-day camp on Sunday and confirmed on Wednesday that he will be back in College Station, Texas, on Thursday to see the campus.

"I never got a chance to look around [the whole campus]," said Davis, who visited Aggieland for the Maroon-and-White spring game in April.

Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas are the other programs who have offered Davis thus far. He originally committed to Florida State on March 19.

Last month, Davis said getting a Texas A&M offer would be a "game-changer" in his recruitment, citing the Aggies' proximity to his home, their membership in the SEC and their recent success. He landed an offer for them Sunday night after his camp performance.
Texas A&M held its second one-day camp of the month on Sunday at the Coolidge Grass Practice Fields in College Station, Texas and there was plenty of action during -- and after -- the camp when it came to recruiting. Among the highlights:

Aggies offer 2014 OT

La Grange (Texas) High School offensive tackle Zachary Ledwik has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket recently. A week ago, Texas offered the 6-foot-5 prospect and on Sunday, Texas A&M became the latest team to offer Ledwik. He weighed in at 273 pounds and with a handful of power conference offers already (Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Texas Tech are the others), he's finding that his decision will be a difficult one. Ledwik will return to Texas today for a visit and after that's complete, he said he plans to schedule an unofficial visit to return to Texas A&M.


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The self-dubbed "Fab Five" of East Texas 2015 recruits won't be all together this weekend but three of them will be and they'll be visiting Texas A&M.


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Tales From the Road: Texas A&M 

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Every Wednesday, Sam Khan Jr. will take a quick-hit look at some of the top recruits and storylines facing Texas A&M recruiting for the week.


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MANVEL, Texas -- When 2015 tight end Jordan Davis (Houston/Clear Lake) committed to Florida State in March, he acknowledged that he knew other schools and coaches would continue to recruit him in the coming months and years.

Perhaps what caught him a little off guard was how quickly others threw their hat in the ring.


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MANVEL, Texas — December marked the first time in 20 years that a team from Houston ISD made it all the way to a Class 5A state football title game, but Houston Lamar is showing why it shouldn't be considered a fluke.

The Redskins have a plethora of talent in the current and future classes and much of it was on display on Saturday as they claimed the Maverick 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament on Saturday at Manvel (Texas) High School.

The prize in the 2014 Lamar recruiting class is four-star safety John Bonney, who holds 30 offers and is uncommitted at the moment.


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Tales from the Road: Texas A&M 

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Every Wednesday, Sam Khan Jr. will take a quick-hit look at some of the top recruits and storylines facing Texas A&M recruiting for the week.

This week’s targets: The Aggies are looking at a mix of guys across different classes and positions currently. 2014 placekicker Aaron Medley (Lewisburg, Tenn./Marshall County) said he got a visit from Texas A&M special teams coordinator Jeff Banks on Friday. When Medley called Banks on Monday to follow up, Banks told him he had an offer. Banks and offensive coordinator Clarence McKinney journeyed to Katy (Texas) High School on Tuesday for the Tigers' spring game to see 2015 running back Rodney Anderson, whom the Aggies have offered, as well as several other Katy prospects. McKinney checked on Crosby (Texas) High School receiver and Utah commit Raelon Singleton on Monday. Another receiver the Aggies are keeping an eye on and checked out last week is South Houston (Texas) High School 2014 receiver Elton Dyer. 2015 receiver Kemah Siverand (Houston/Cypress Ridge) said the Aggies stopped by his school on Tuesday and defensive backs coach Marcel Yates recently spoke with 2014 receiver Darius Hammond (Livonia, La./Livonia) on the phone after seeing his spring game last week.

Area of interest: Texas A&M is hammering the Houston area hard right now as the spring evaluation period hits the homestretch. It is a priority area for the Aggies and head coach Kevin Sumlin has acknowledged as much numerous times during his tenure in Aggieland. With more than 150 high schools within a 70-mile radius of downtown Houston, it's a hotbed for talent that's only about 90 minutes from College Station, Texas, depending on which part of town you're in. The Aggies' highest-ranked recruit in 2014 class (ESPN 150 linebacker Hoza Scott) and in 2013 (ESPN 150 receiver Ricky Seals-Jones) are both from the area surrounding Houston. Nine players in the 2013 signing class were Houston-area products.

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Bayou City Beat: Recruiting nuggets 

April, 29, 2013
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Each week this spring, GigEmNation reporter Sam Khan Jr. will bring you notes and nuggets from watching and visiting with high school football prospects in the Greater Houston area that week, including observations of Texas A&M commitments and targets and other players that catch his attention. Here's this week's installment:


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