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Speedy Noil commits to Texas A&M: Aggies land nation's No. 1 WR recruit

Noil, ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the country, will play his college ball at Texas A&M.


Speedy Noil, a five-star wide receiver out of Edna Carr High School in New Orleans, La., committed to Texas A&M at the Under Armour All-America Game.

Noil is ranked by 247Sports as the 11th-best prospect in the 2014 class and the No. 1 wide receiver overall. He received interest from schools all over the country, though most felt his final two were LSU and Texas A&M. Both schools were on him from the early going in his recruitment, though he eventually decided Texas A&M was the place for him.

Here is part of SB Nation's scouting report on Noil:

As a receiver, his speed off the ball makes him a dangerous threat, especially when projecting him in the slot where he will have a two-way go against opposing defensive backs, which will make it difficult to defend him in man coverage without a safety highly aware of his presence.

He appears to be most effective on post routes and deep comebacks in high school as a result of his speed. Because of his acceleration and feet, he also projects favorably in college as someone who can get open on double moves. A lack of experience at wide receiver means that Noil will need to spend some time working on the craft of route running at the next level.

When Noil has the ball in his hands and can find a crease, his first step explosiveness and top-end speed are elite -- even if in college there may be only be a few defensive players in the country who will be able to catch him from behind with an angle.

An elusive player with remarkable lateral quickness, Noil can also cut in the open field without losing much, if any, speed, a big part of the reason why 247Sports has him ranked as the top wide receiver in the country.

The addition of Noil to Texas A&M's recruiting class is obviously huge, as Noil is the 20th recruit of the class and the 15th rated four or five-stars.

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