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ESPN's Todd McShay noted that Texas A&M redshirt junior WR Ricky Seals-Jones "causes all kinds of mismatch problems, particularly in the red zone."

McShay is gaga over Seals-Jones' 6-foot-5, 240-pound frame, noting that "[h]is big-strong hands swallow the ball, and his length/leaping ability give him a wide catch radius." The analyst went on to write that Seals-Jones is "shifty and agile enough to create yards in the open field [despite the lack of a true top gear]." Playing in a stacked receiving corps, the wideout caught 45 passes for 560 yards and four touchdowns last season. McShay ranks him as the No. 2 draft-eligible wide receiver in the country, just behind USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Aug 20 - 7:31 PM

Texas A&M junior LB Josh Walker was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault on Friday.

Per the Brazos County sheriff's office, Walker is being charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member and interfering with emergency requested for assistance after allegedly pushing his girlfriend into a rocking chair. When she called 9-1-1, he reportedly took the phone from her hand and placed it in his pocket while a dispatcher was on the line. Walker has been indefinitely suspended until further notice.
Aug 20 - 1:25 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman is hearing a "ton of good buzz" about Texas A&M freshman QB Nick Starkel.

Feldman describes Starkel as a "strong-armed" passer. Oklahoma transfer Trevor kNight is clearly Texas A&M's starting quarterback this season. However, due to the transfers at the position, Starkel could be in line to start down the road. He was only rated as a three-star prospect out of high school.
Aug 19 - 9:58 AM

Texas A&M sophomore S Justin Dunning tore his ACL during practice on Monday and will miss the 2016 season.

Dunning was expected to act as the Aggies' backup fifth defensive back in nickel sets. This injury might be different than most others, as Kevin Sumlin said Dunning will evaluate his football future after recovering due to a history of knee issues. He could redshirt and have three more years of eligibility.
Aug 19 - 9:18 AM

Texas A&M sophomore S Justin Dunning left Monday's practice with an undisclosed injury.

Dunning was injured about 20 minutes into Monday's practice. Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin indicated that the team was still evaluating the health of the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder and did not set forth a timetable for recovery. In 11 games last season, Dunning registered 20 tackles and an interception. The 247Sports composite ranked him as the No. 134 overall prospect for 2015.
Source: The Eagle
Aug 16 - 2:55 PM

Texas A&M freshman WR Quartney Davis will miss the 2016 season after undergoing surgery on his ACL.

How Davis suffered the initial ACL injury isn't known, but regardless, it will keep the four-star stud off the field. He ranked as ESPN 300's No. 234 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle (the outlet saw him as a potential steal out of high school). While there is no such thing as a "good ACL surgery," the Aggies are one of the teams most uniquely equipped to roll through that loss without blinking. Even without Davis -- who realistically would have needed an eye-opening camp to make an immediate impact -- Texas A&M still houses one of the best receiving corps in the country in the form of Christian Kirk, Josh Reynolds, Speedy Noil and Ricky Seals-Jones.
Aug 4 - 2:03 PM

Texas A&M freshman DE Alton Robinson has been released from his scholarship.

Robinson was hit with a second-degree felony robbery charge shortly after National Signing Day in February. He is being accused of stealing the purse and cell phone of an ex-girlfriend after she caught him hiding in the bushes outside her home. Because the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder remains embroiled in legal issues, the Aggies have opted to move on. Robinson was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle.
Aug 4 - 1:51 PM

Texas A&M received word that freshman DL T.D. Moton will be eligible for the 2016 season.

There were questions surrounding Moton's eligibility, but the four-star recruit was deemed eligible after an investigation. Texas A&M opens fall practice next week, and Moton should be on the field. This will only add to a defensive line that already boasts Daylon Mack and Myles Garrett.
Source: 247 Sports
Aug 3 - 10:24 AM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill wrote that Texas A&M four-star 207 verbal WR commit Hezekiah Jones "[p]ossesses some of the best feet of any prospect in the wide receiver class."

Luginbill noted that Jones "[g]ets into routes quickly and is conscious of steps and spacing to attack coverage alignment and eat cushion." He also sees the 6-foot, 190-pound receiving prospect as having a "great feel for coverage." As for a collegiate comparable, the analyst reaches for Baylor WR K.D. Cannon. "These two are smooth, fluid and fast," he wrote. "True gliders as athletes with the speed to take the top off a defense."
Jul 30 - 6:01 PM

Texas A&M received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Hezekiah Jones.

Formerly a Baylor commit, Jones backed off his pledge after the program's late-May overhaul. Upon re-calibrating, he released a top-five list consisting of Texas A&M, Auburn, Houston, Notre Dame and Alabama. The 6-foot, 190-pounder will have familiar company at Texas A&M in four-star QB Kellen Mond, who himself de-committed from Baylor at the end of May before hooking up with the Aggies in June. Mond has been attempting to sway Jones over to his new program ever since. Success. Scout.com ranks the wideout as their No. 174 overall prospect for 2017. While they see his best collegiate fit coming out of the slot, he also has strengths as a downfield target due to his quickness and burst.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 30 - 4:24 PM

Texas A&M suspended two assistant coaches for two weeks without pay for "degrading comments towards women" in a Thursday slideshow at the program's annual "Chalk Talk for Women."

Aggies HC Kevin Sumlin handed down the punishments, which included 20 hours of community service, to OL coach Jim Turner and special-teams coordinator/TE coach Jeff Banks. This is Turner's second brush with infamy. The Dolphins' OL coach during the Jonathan Martin hazing scandal was fired by Miami in February 2014 for "poor judgment." Thursday's controversy revolves around a song that was in poor taste. "We want to sincerely apologize to the passionate Aggie fans and to women everywhere for our failed attempt at humor during this week's Aggie football Chalk Talk and fundraiser," the coaches said in a joint statement.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 2:22 PM

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


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