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Texas loses two targets to Aggies

2/18/2012

Texas lost one offensive line target on Saturday when Texas A&M landed a commitment from Dallas Bishop Dunne’s Ishmael Wilson.

The reason for his decision? “Coach [Kevin] Sumlin, enough said,” Wilson told HornsNation in a text message. “He is a great man.”

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound junior gave his pledge during A&M’s junior day today. LSU was his heavy favorite earlier this month, but he left the Tigers’ junior day in Baton Rouge without an offer.

Wilson was planning to attend Texas’ second junior day on Feb. 25, but he told me he will cancel those plans. Big picture, this isn't a significant loss for Texas but there is a little more pressure to lock up some of the big-name linemen -- Kent Perkins, Josh Thomas and the already-offered Darius James -- who are seriously interested in UT right now.

A&M also got a commitment from running back Johnny Jefferson (Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker) on Saturday. The Aggies now have eight commitments for their 2013 class.