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Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett said he didn't even consider the notion of sitting out for a season to prepare for the NFL.

"I've heard it but I'm against it. I want to be one of the best that's ever come through A&M, and that would just be betraying the people I've played with and the people who have come before me, who have worked their butt off," Garrett said at SEC Media Days. "... to get to a place where I could just sit out and then go? I don't think I could do that." In 2014, eventual Houston Texans' No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney often fielded the same question. Asked about entering the 2017 draft as an underclassman, Garrett said he's focused on the coming season. It would be stunning if he's still on campus in a year. Garrett is the No. 1 overall prospect on many boards.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 22 - 6:05 PM

An anonymous personnel executive speaking with NFL.com compared Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett to Julius Peppers.

This strikes us as a better fit than the oft-made comparison to Jadeveon Clowney. Garrett, who has produced 22.5 sacks over two seasons, is more than just a twitched-up edge rusher. "I was pleasantly surprised with how well he plays against the run," Jeremiah wrote. "He keeps his pads low to the ground and easily holds the point of attack." Jeremiah fawned over Garrett in the report, calling him a "complete player," a "prototype player," and a player with "the ability to dominate on all three downs," but did have one critique. "He doesn't give any ground but he can do a better job of quickly shedding blocks and freeing himself up to pursue the ball," he wrote. "He's shown the ability to do this, but he could be more consistent in this area." The 6-foot-5, 262-pound Garrett had 59 tackles (37 solo), 19.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defensed last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 21 - 6:36 PM

Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski says Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett is a better prospect than Jadeveon Clowney and calls Garrett "the best NFL draft prospect entering the 2016 campaign."

Garrett has received this comp since stepping foot on campus back in 2014, the year he broke Clowney's SEC freshman record with 11.5 sacks. The pair are nearly identical in size, though Garrett has a big edge in perceived desire and a small edge in workout numbers (4.4 vs. 4.53 forty, better jumps). "When looking at Garrett as an athlete and person and his production to date, he's a better all-around prospect than Clowney," Sobleski wrote. "He isn't just a dominant force in college; he's far from actually reaching his full potential. Whatever team eventually selects the Texas A&M defender can expect him to reach his potential because of his demeanor."
Jul 20 - 5:45 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett's goal for 2016 is to record 20 sacks.

"I have to live up to my expectations, which is to break all the records that I can, dominate by a wide margin," Garrett said. "Let it be unanimous. Don't let anyone be close to how good you are, no matter what the division is -- one, two or three." By the by, the current NCAA record for sacks is 24 (Terrell Suggs), so Garrett is hoping to lurk in some pretty esteemed waters. No surprise that the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is setting lofty goals for himself. He did the same thing last year, vowing to finish the season with 15 sacks and 20 tackles for loss (he ended up with 11.5 sacks and 20 TFL). Garrett also indicated during SEC Media Days that he wanted to be the first overall selection of (presumably) the 2017 draft, saying, "Who doesn't?"
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 13 - 12:29 PM

Last year, Texas A&M sophomore WR Christian Kirk ranked No. 13 in the FBS in both yards from the slot (896) and yards after the catch (637).

Pro Football Focus sees Kirk, who led the Aggies with a strong 80-1009-7 line as a true freshman, as the No. 65 player in college football. "Expect his role to grow even more in 2016," wrote Steve Palazzolo.
Jul 12 - 6:01 PM

In a column penned for Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush, Texas A&M redshirt senior QB Trevor Knight defended the rights of graduate transfers.

"I've heard some coaches complain about the grad transfer rule, say they don't like or don't think it's 'right.' I hear some people say we have a transfer epidemic," Knight wrote. Then came the kicker. "Well, there are a lot of similarities to coaches leaving for what they call better opportunities -- why is it different for the players?" The 6-foot-1, 202-pounder took advantage of his graduate transfer rights in January when he shifted over from Oklahoma to Texas A&M. Knight has already been named the Aggies' starter for 2016.
Source: Campus Rush
Jul 8 - 2:24 PM

Oregon sophomore WR Kirk Merritt transferred to Texas A&M.

Merritt announced his intention to transfer due to his family situation in late June. We now know the landing destination for the 5-foot-11, 205-pound wideout. Last season, he hauled in five passes for 61 yards and served mostly on special teams. 247Sports' composite ranking placed him as the No. 7 receiver in the state of Louisiana for the 2015 cycle. Merritt will have to sit out a season due to transfer regulations.
Jul 8 - 1:20 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger noted that Texas A&M three-star WR Keynel McZeal possesses "all the tools to be an effective tight end that can be moved around the line of scrimmage and create mismatches in the passing game."

McZeal is listed as a wide receiver, but the Aggies have already told him that they plan on using him at tight end as well. Per Krueger, the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder should "have his share of catches over the top of safeties' outstretched arms on seam routes and should be a go-to option for fades in the corner of the end zone." Georgia and Oklahoma State continue to knock on his proverbial door in the hopes that he might flip on the Aggies.
Source: Rivals
Jul 3 - 3:00 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger noted that Texas A&M three-star 2017 RB Travis Etienne "already offers a combination of size, speed and power that could see him become a quick contributor."

Krueger relays that while Etienne is comfortable with his commitment to Texas A&M, he will still likely take some visits in the coming months. Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee could all potentially be in-conference squads that challenge the Aggies for Etienne's signature. ESPN's Tom Luginbill sees the 6-foot, 195-pounder as a home run waiting to happen and deems him a "powerful and explosive back." He has wielded that power and explosivity in impressive fashion, most recently rushing for a whopping 2,938 yards and 50 touchdowns during his junior campaign at Jennings High School (Louisiana).
Source: Rivals
Jul 3 - 12:25 PM

Texas A&M four-star 2017 QB Kellen Mond explained his commitment decision on the TexAgs Radio Show, saying, "I feel like at A&M there will always be weapons around you so you never have to worry about that."

Mond (formerly committed to Baylor) is particularly intrigued by OC Noel Mazzone's scheme. "It is almost like a pro-style offense that runs out of the shotgun. Coach Mazzone has coached some of the best in the game in Philip Rivers, Brett Hundley, Brock Osweiler," Mond said, "so I definitely trust him to prepare me for the next level." The 6-foot-3, 199-pound dual-threat gunslinger reminds Mazzone of Hundley in some ways. As Mond relayed it, "We have different running abilities and our passing is a little bit different, but he definitely says that he likes the way I throw the ball and extend plays [in Hundley-esque fashion]."
Source: SEC Country
Jul 2 - 4:51 PM

Texas A&M three-star WR Keynel McZeal said, "There’s not many people my size able to run as fast as I do."

McZeal measures out at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds and has notched a verified 40-yard dash time of 4.69 seconds. He relayed that the Aggies are looking to utilize him as a tight end, but said that he expects to play receiver as well. A healthy 2016 season at Port Neches-Groves High School (Texas) is important for McZeal, as (per the receiver) he suffered a dislocated wrist which "damaged a bunch of nerves in [his] hand" during the 2015 campaign.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 2 - 4:06 PM

Four-star 2017 WR Camron Buckley committed to Texas A&M.

Buckley had been expressing interest in both Iowa and Miami, but Texas A&M tossed him an offer on June 30 and it was -- apparently -- one he could not refuse. While Scout.com's Gabe Brooks sees potential out of the slot for the 6-foot-1, 189-pound wideout, he also notes that Buckley is a "[d]angerous vertical threat who repeatedly gets behind defense for big plays." Buckley stands as Texas A&M's 17th commitment for the 2017 cycle.
Jul 2 - 1:16 PM

Four-star 2017 WR Camron Buckley plans on visiting Iowa in July.

"I am planning on taking my visit to Iowa towards the end of July. My interest in Iowa is very high right now," Buckley said. He tagged Miami as another program he was seriously considering. The 6-foot-1, 189-pounder ranks as Scout.com's No. 271 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle. Outlet analyst Gabe Brooks refers to him as an "[e]xcellent red-zone weapon" due to his impeccable body control and general game-intelligence. He sees Buckley as a player with enough versatility to succeed in either the slot or on the outside.
Source: Rivals
Jun 28 - 1:22 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill called Texas A&M four-star 2017 QB Kellen Mond's commitment "an absolute necessity."

"[Oklahoma graduate transfer QB] Trevor Knight is a Band-aid for the Aggies for the 2016 season," Luginbill wrote, "and then it is a wide open race for Mond to make his mark and be in the running to be the guy immediately." He notes that the 6-foot-3, 199-pounder is "a big, long-striding athlete with wheels to create plays and deceptively good arm strength to make late and off-balance throws when on the move." Luginbill also wrote that Mond "looks like Deshaun Watson but not as smooth."
Jun 28 - 1:08 PM

Four-star 2017 QB Kellen Mond committed to Texas A&M.

Mond stood as a Baylor commit just a month ago, but following the move to terminate HC Art Briles at the end of May, he stepped back from his pledge to survey his options. The 6-foot-3, 199-pound gunslinger subsequently forged a fresh top-three of Ohio State, Auburn and Texas A&M. While the Buckeyes and Tigers held the early lead in the race, Mond's unofficial visit to Texas A&M on June 11 provided the Aggies the necessary rocket boost to land the dual-threat prospect. Assuming this sticks through National Signing Day, it will mark the fourth consecutive year that Texas A&M has signed a four-star quarterback. Two of those are no longer with the team. Kyle Allen (2014 class) and Kyler Murray (2015 class) both transferred in December. Mond ranks as Rivals' No. 101 prospect for the 2017 cycle.
Jun 28 - 12:17 PM


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