Two top prospects pledge to Texas A&M at the Maroon and White Game.
Mike Sherman and his staff have experienced some definite growing pains in their time in College Station, especially when it comes to signing new players. There have been plenty of lessons to be learned in modern college football recruiting, a game that combines the cutthroat nature of The Real World with the convoluted scoring system of the Maroon and White game. It has been especially tough making inroads with such great recruiters as Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown and Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops in close proximity. But, it seems that Sherman has finally taken a page from his more entrenched counterparts, and it is starting to pay dividends.
Most recently, Sherman picked up verbal commitments from two of the state's top offensive talents for the class of 2012 in Dekany running back Trey Williams and Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis, following the Texas A&M spring game. Williams is widely considered to be one of, if not the top running back in the state of Texas for the coming season, after rushing for 2,209 yards and 20 touchdowns as a Junior. Davis is another elite prospect at the quarterback position, and is considered to be a dual-threat player after a sophomore campaign where he rushed for over 1,400 yards and passed for over 1,300, along with 36 total touchdowns. He is projected by many to be the state's number one overall quarterback prospect for the 2012 signing class.
These latest pledges bring A&M's total number of verbal commitments for 2012 to 19, which is an impressive number this early in the recruiting season. Especially when one considers that Sherman will likely only take 24 or 25 players in the entire class. Texas A&M has not seen this kind of positive recruiting momentum for years, and the message to potential recruits is clear: A&M is back, so why not get in on the ground floor?