2016 Texas A&M Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Texas A&M Football Recruiting Class: It took a little bit of a late push, but the Aggies came through with a good class – just not an elite one.

    January 29, 2016

    2016 Texas A&M Football Recruiting Class: It took a little bit of a late push, but the Aggies came through with a good class – just not an elite one.

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    Texas A&M Football Recruiting Class Overview

    With an excellent late push on NSD, the Aggies overcame a rocky season and a rough recruiting campaign by landing a slew of potential playmakers for the defensive backfield and the passing game. The coaching staff had to sweat a bit needing some of the top recruits coming in at the end, but now this is a class good enough to get excited about. It might not be one of the SEC’s elite hauls, but considering the perception and the problems after losing Kyler Murray and Kyle Allen, it was a good recovery.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Offensive tackles. The receivers and defensive backs were the stars at the end of the push, but the offensive tackles turned provided the bulk early on. The program is becoming Offensive Tackle U. when it comes to NFL prospects, and it showed getting Kellen Diesch, Ryan McCollum and Riley Anderson, three big blockers with great frames with the room to fill out.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    DE Justin Madubuike, 6-4, 240 – One of the stars of Signing Day, he’s an elite athlete with the motor and ability to grow into a devastating disruptive force with a little time. An outside linebacker by trade, once he beefs up a little bit, he’s going to be a phenomenal pass rushing end. Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and all the top programs were after him.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Defensive tackle. The Aggies could use some help at quarterback, and they need to replace both starting corners and a few key parts on the O line, but the defense starts with the tackles. Myles Garrett might be the star on the outside, but losing Alonzo Williams and Julien Obioha on the inside is going to be a slight problem and an area of work this spring.

    2016 Texas A&M Football Recruiting Class

    Aaron Hansford ATH 6-2 210 Washington, D.C. St. John’s College HS
    Clyde Chriss WR 6-0 175 New Orleans, La. Warren Easton
    Clifford Chattman DB 6-5 173 New Orleans, La. McDonough
    Ikenna Okeke DB 6-3 200 Smyrna, Tenn. Smyrna
    Charles Oliver DB 6-2 185 Fairfield, Texas Fairfield
    Travon Fuller DB 6-0 170 Athens, Texas Athens
    Kendrick Rogers WR 6-4 185 Frankston, Texas Frankston
    Alton Robinson DL 6-3 220 Converse, Texas Judson
    Quartney Davis WR 6-2 181 Houston, Texas Langham Creek
    Tyrel Dodson LB 6-2 235 Franklin, Tenn. Centennial
    Moses Reynolds ATH 6-2 180 San Antonio, Texas
    Rakeem Boyd RB 5-11 200 Houston, Texas Stratford
    Ryan McCollum OL 6-6 270 Spring, Texas Klein Oak
    Kellen Diesch OL 6-5 275 Trophy Club, Texas Byron Nelson
    Nick Starkel QB 6-3 185 Argyle, Texas Liberty Christian
    Austin Anderson OL 6-4 280 Mineola, Texas Mineola
    Justin Madubuike DL 6-3 245 McKinney, Texas McKinney North
    Riley Anderson OL 6-5 285 Mineola, Texas Mineola
    Trevor Knight QB 6-1 207 San Antonio, Texas Reagan
    Braden Mann K 5-11 185 Houston, Texas Cy-Fair
    Colton Prater OL 6-4 270 Bossier City, La. Airline
    Trayveon Williams RB 5-9 179 Houston, Texas C.E. King

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