Texas A&M hosted many of the top recruits in the Lone Star State over the weekend and came away with seven new verbal commitments, including three offensive linemen, two running backs and two defensive backs.
The star of this group is Dallas Jesuit offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson. SB Nation Texas recruiting analyst Wescott Eberts described Gustafson as a "fantastic prospect." And it's easy to see why. The 6'6, 270 pound Gustafson is incredibly athletic and already holds more than 15 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Clemson, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Stanford. He will need to fill out his frame, but shows the ability to be the coveted blind-side pass protector. With how much Texas A&M plans to throw under Kevin Sumlin, pass protectors are certainly needed.
Four-star offensive tackle Ishmael Wilson of Dallas Bishop Dune is an impressive prospect at 6'5 and 275 pounds. He is capable of playing tackle or guard at the next level and moves quite well in his film. Joining him will be Joas Aguilar of North Richland Hills (Tx.) Birdville High School. At 6'5 and 295 pounds, Aguilar is likely a guard or a right tackle at the next level. Most services have not rated Aguilar, but it is still very early in the process.
Similarly, the new local running back tandem of James White and Johnny Jefferson is unrated by most services as of yet, though 247sports gave both an "89," which is right on the borderline of three and four stars. White stars for Pearland Dawson High School, a major hotbed for talent. Jefferson plays for Killeen Shoemaker High School. Jefferson shows good vision between the tackles, but he doesn't make many defenders miss at the second level. Here are some highlights of Jefferson:
The defensive back duo brought in by the Aggies consists of Jonathan Wiggins of Houston Alief Taylor High School, and Victor Davis of Rosenberg Terry High School. Davis is 6'1 and 178 pounds, while Wiggins is 6'3 and 200 pounds.
Both appear to be safeties, but until Kevin Sumlin shows how his defense will deploy its defensive backs, a position is anyone's guess. 247sports has rated both as three-star recruits, while other services are still yet to rate the two.
The Aggies now lead the country with 13 commitments for 2013.
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