The final rankings of the top recruits in the country were released recently via 247Sports and three Aggies are in the top six, with Myles Garrett, previously the #8 prospect, finishing the year as the #1 overall player in the country. Kyle Allen also moved up the list to the #5 overall player in the country, and Speedy Noil finished as the #6 overall player in the country.
This marks the first time in Texas A&M history that they have finished with the #1 overall player in the country. The previous high was #8 Reggie McNeal back in 2002. This historic recruiting class for Texas A&M solidifies the cultural change not only in the state of Texas, but nationally for the Aggies with the #1 overall recruits from Arizona and Louisiana committing to Texas A&M as well as the top recruit from Texas.
All the credit in the world is due to Kevin Sumlin and his staff for what they are doing at Texas A&M. Bringing in top recruits, both in state and around the country, as well as winning head to head battles with the likes of Texas and LSU, Texas A&M has established itself as a true national power.
Many speculated that with Johnny Manziel leaving for the NFL Texas A&M would struggle, but the fact is Texas A&M is continuing to grow and setting itself up tremendously for the future. Johnny Manziel did help put Texas A&M back on the map, but Kevin Sumlin is making sure they stay there.