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Texas A&M freshman edge rusher Myles Garrett has been "as advertised" during preseason practice, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel.

Garrett was the school's top defensive recruit and was ranked as a five-star prospect by a number of scouting services. Garrett "owed coaches early in camp when he got the best of All-American OT Cedric Ogbuehi on consecutive one-on-one reps using two different moves," according to the Fox Sports duo. A&M's offense will almost certainly be worse this season, but their defensive success can only go up.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 19 - 12:33 PM

Texas A&M named sophomore Kenny Hill starting quarterback.

Hill edged out much-hyped five-star early-enrollee freshman Kyle Allen. "Competition was close and that competition will continue to help us improve," Aggies' coach Kevin Sumlin said. "I have talked to both quarterbacks as well as the team and we will prepare with Kenny getting the first-team reps." Hill, a dual-threat former four-star recruit, completed 16-of-22 passes for an 8.3 yard average with one touchdown in limited action last year as Johnny Manziel's understudy. Assuming he can hold off Allen all season, he's going to put up video game numbers in Sumlin's high-flying attack. A&M has one of the nation's deepest receiving corps, even with Mike Evans playing on Sundays.
Aug 16 - 8:08 PM

ESPN's Travis Haney notes that the last two slot receivers in Kevin Sumlin's system -- Travis Labhart (2013) and Ryan Swope (2012) -- combined for 123 catches, 1,539 yards and 16 touchdowns over the past two years.

This season, that position will be filled by one of the most explosive newcomers in the nation. Noil, RecruitingNation's No. 7 overall prospect, has a 45-inch vertical and is lightning fast. Working inside massive redshirt freshman Ricky Seals-Jones and senior Malcolme Kennedy, he could put up huge numbers from his first game. "I asked offensive coordinator Jake Spavital about Noil in the spring, and he was hesitant to compare him to another receiver he worked with at West Virginia, Tavon Austin," Haney wrote. "But he said the link was inevitable. Remember that Austin had just 200 total yards as a freshman. Noil's impact should be felt much sooner, especially with a need at the position."
Aug 13 - 6:09 PM

Texas A&M junior C Mike Matthews revealed the team is expected to name a starting QB this week.

A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said the team would like to name a starter "around Aug. 16, 17, or 18." prior to preseason camp kicking off. "Both young Aggie quarterbacks Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen have been very sharp... decision will be tough," Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman tweeted. "Hardly any misfires in two hours yesterday at practice." Hill was temporarily suspended back in March, but Kevin Sumlin has waived those kinds of off-field issues in order to pick the best player for the position.
Aug 13 - 10:38 AM

Despite losing Mike Evans to the NFL, Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman thinks Texas A&M still might have the best WR unit in college football.

Freshman "Speedy Noil is a stud. 45-inch vertical and physical as heck," Feldman tweeted. Noil has already generated a ton of buzz and could be the Aggies' go to option on offense in just his first season. Texas A&M also boasts massive redshirt freshman Ricky Seals-Jones and senior Malcolme Kennedy.
Aug 13 - 10:06 AM

CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler is leaning towards Texas A&M freshman WR Speedy Noil to be the SEC's top newcomer of 2014.

Fowler notes the common sentiment is to tag LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the title, but Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin "can use (Noil) 86 different ways, and will." The Aggies will be looking to fill numerous playmaking holes for the 2014 season, and Noil has already received plenty of positive buzz from beat writers.
Aug 11 - 12:31 PM

Texas A&M beat writer Sean Lester believes freshman WR Speedy Noil was the Aggies' most impressive player during spring activities.

After enrolling early at Texas A&M, Noil "proved he was much more of a college football threat in-waiting than a soon-to-be high school graduate," Lester writes. "The Aggies will be looking for a go-to slot receiver and Noil might be the answer." Texas A&M might need a spark on offense this season, and Noil appears to be an early option.
Jul 23 - 10:43 AM

Texas A&M true freshman Kyler Murray said he feels no pressure from being compared to former Aggies star Johnny Manziel.

"If anything, it's all cool. Johnny is Johnny and he does his thing. We do play similar and I can't deny that," Murray said. "But pressure? No, there's none of that going to A&M. Johnny left some big shoes to fill and they're going to miss him for sure and what he brought to the table." The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is a five-star recruit currently attending Elite 11 at Nike's headquarters. Murray has lightning fast feet and a whip for an arm, which is why he's been drawing "The Next Johnny Football" label since he was winning two state championships in high school.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 8 - 9:12 PM

ESPN's KC Joyner believes Texas A&M won't miss Johnny Manziel.

His reasoning is four-fold: 1.) Only three SEC QBs who started 10 games last season are returning, putting the Aggies on an even playing field as they try to break in true freshman Kyle Allen or sophomore Kenny Hill; 2.) The running game will be better behind a great offensive line; 3.) A steadier ground game will lead to a more consistent offense, which should make up for the expected loss of big plays; 4.) Manziel went 2-5 against Alabama, Florida, Auburn and LSU, a record his successor could easily beat. "A brutal 2014 schedule that includes away games against South Carolina, and at Alabama and Auburn, as well as home contests against Missouri and LSU may make a repeat or improvement upon last year's 9-4 record difficult," Joyner concluded, hedging a bit.
Jul 7 - 3:43 PM

Texas A&M true freshman Kyler Murray is drawing comparisons to former Aggies star Johnny Manziel, according to NFL.com.

Murray is an undersized, magician signal-caller with lightning-fast feet learning under Kevin Sumlin -- sound like anyone you know? The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is actually far more heralded than Manziel coming out of high school, as he's a five-star recruit who won a pair of state championships. Murray will attend Elite 11 at Nike's headquarters between July 5-10.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 4 - 12:23 PM

Texas A&M's QB competition will come down to sophomore Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen.

The Dallas Morning News projects Allen will win the competition, as he was the top quarterback recruit in the country last year and is a pro-style quarterback with athleticism. Despite his lack of experience with the offense, Allen could still be a favorite of Kevin Sumlin's from a sheer talent perspective.
Jul 2 - 12:44 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah ranks Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi as the top senior at his position.

Iowa's Brandon Scherff ranks No. 2, with LSU's La'El Collins and FSU's Cameron Erving rounding out the top four. Ogbuehi has long been a section favorite, as he possesses legitimate top 15 talent. The Aggie is making the transition from right tackle to left tackle this offseason.
Jun 26 - 2:20 PM

NFL.com expects true freshman Kyle Allen to beat out sophomore Kenny Hill for the right to replace Johnny Manziel as Texas A&M's starting QB.

Matt Joeckel conceded his stake in the competition before it even got heated up by transferring to TCU, a decision that turned the contest into a two-man race. Hill, a dual-threat option, had a publicized off-the-field incident involving alcohol over the winter, which didn't help his cause. The five-star recruit Allen enrolled early and "looked very good during practices," according to the website. Concluded staff writer Bryan Fischer: "Sumlin isn't afraid to make a bold move and Allen seems like a perfect fit for his offense."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 7:22 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes Texas A&M senior T Cedric Ogbuehi is a "franchise player at the next level," and ranks Ogbuehi as his No.1 rated tackle.

"More importantly, Ogbuehi is a standout performer with the size, athleticism and skill to be a franchise player at the next level. If he continues to put dominant performances on tape in 2014, it is quite possible Ogbuehi will extend the Aggies' streak of first-round offensive tackles to three," Brooks wrote. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior has the size and athleticism to go along with his long arms and quick feet. With the versatility to play both right tackle and left tackle, it should add value to his draft stock moving forward. The Aggies prospect has a good shot to be a top-10 talent in next year's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 16 - 3:45 PM

Texas A&M redshirt freshman WR Ricky Seals-Jones could lead the Aggies in receiving over holdover Malcome Kennedy and heralded recruit Speedy Noil, according to NFL.com.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Seals-Jones was a hotshot freshman wide receiver with a world of hype last summer, but he injured his knee in September, was slapped with a medical redshirt, and then was arrested in May on a charge of disorderly conduct. Those factors conspired to steal from RSJ the Mike Evans comparisons, but he hasn't lost any of his ability. Though Seals-Jones won't have Johnny Manziel throwing to him, he's a high-upside fantasy sleeper who will be an asset in SEC-only leagues.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 10:10 PM


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