A&M signs lots of recruits


by Associated Press


Posted on February 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 5:24 PM

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