COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was happy to see his signing class ranked eighth by a national recruiting website.
His enthusiasm was dampened when he realized the Aggies were considered only fifth-best in the Southeastern Conference. Sumlin says he'll need "a couple more" solid recruiting classes to get on even footing with the other SEC teams.
The Aggies signed 23 players on Wednesday, which is the first day high football recruits could officially sign with colleges. They had already signed nine players who enrolled in the spring.
Texas A&M added some new targets for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel after losing several receivers to graduation. The group is led by Ricky Seals-Jones of Sealy, Texas, the nation's second-rated receiver by Rivals.com.
Texas A&M's list of 2013 football signees announced Wednesday:
Joas Aguilar, ol, 6-4, 270, Birdville HS, N. Richland Hills, Texas
Jay Arnold, de, 6-4, 265, Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas
Reggie Chevis, lb, 6-1, 255, Sharpstown HS, Houston
Darian Claiborne, lb, 6-0, 225, Port Allen (La.) HS
Cameron Clear, te, 6-6, 270, Arizona Western College
Victor Davis, s, 6-0, 175, Terry HS, Rosenberg, Texas
Noel Ellis, cb, 5-10, 175, Edna Karr HS, New Orleans
Tavares Garner, cb, 6-0, 175, Manvel (Texas) HS
Isaiah Golden, dt, 6-2, 320, Carthage (Texas) HS
LaQuvionte Gonzalez, wr, 5-10, 165, Cedar Hill (Texas) HS
Daeshon Hall, de, 6-6, 235, Lancaster (Texas) HS
Kenny Hill, qb, 6-1, 215, Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas
A.J. Hilliard, lb, 6-2, 210, TCU
Sebastian LaRue, wr, 5-11, 180, Santa Monica (Calif.) HS
Justin Manning, dt, 6-1, 270, Kimball HS, Dallas
Jordan Mastrogiovanni, lb, 6-2, 230, Jesuit HS, Dallas
Kameron Miles, s, 6-1, 215, West Mesquite HS, Mesquite, Texas
Kyrion Parker, wr, 6-2, 190, Manvel (Texas) HS
Jordan Points, de, 6-3, 255, Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas
Tommy Sanders, lb, 6-2, 210, Butler (Kan.) JC
Ricky Seals-Jones, wr, 6-5, 225, Sealy (Texas) HS
Alex Sezer Jr., cb, 5-9, 180, Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS, Orange, Texas
Kohl Stewart, qb, 6-2, 200, St. Pius X HS, Houston
Jeremiah Stuckey, ol, 6-6, 280, City College of San Francisco
Jeremy Tabuyo, wr, 5-11, 180, Saint Louis HS, Honolulu
Brett Wade, lb, 6-1, 225, Kennedale (Texas) HS
Hardreck Walker, dt, 6-2, 290, Westfield HS, Houston
Shaan Washington, s, 6-2, 210, Alexandria (La.) HS
James White, rb, 6-0, 210, Dawson HS, Pearland, Texas
Jonathan Wiggins, s, 6-3, 210, Alief Taylor HS, Houston
Ja'Quay Williams, wr, 6-3, 210, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Ishmael Wilson, ol, 6-4, 280, Bishop Dunne HS, Dallas