- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Texas A&M has gone through and overcome a major case of the “you can’ts.”
You can’t leave the Big 12 and compete in the SEC.
You can’t win with Kevin Sumlin, a coach off a successful stint at Houston in mid-major conference play.
You can’t outrecruit your archrival Texas. You can’t win. Period.
For every negative critique, Texas A&M has managed to silence the doubters. With everything positive that’s happened with the Aggies the last two seasons, this year’s recruiting class may be the biggest accolade next to winning back-to-back bowl games under Sumlin. With 21 commits – including 10 ESPN 300 players -- Texas A&M has the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation, just behind Alabama.