Revisiting the Texas A&M Recruiting Class of 2012

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Oct 26, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back Trey Williams (3) rushes against Vanderbilt Commodores safety Javon Marshall (31) during the first half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M recruiting class of 2012 was ranked in the top 15 nationally. Which of those recruits lived up to the hype and which guys never panned out?

This group of young men had many highs and lows. They provided the foundation for the Aggies march into the South Eastern Conference. We take an in depth look at how each prospects’ career turned out in the maroon and white.

The 2012 class included top ranked prospects like RB Trey Williams, WR Thomas Johnson, LB Jordan Richmond, and QB Matt Davis. The “experts” ranked that class 14th in the nation, and 6th in the SEC.

Trey Williams

Williams headlined the 2012 class. He walked into College Station toting the Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year award along with stats that rivaled those of legendary Sealy, Texas running back Eric Dickerson. He and Thomas Johnson were the lone five stars in this class.

Some considering Williams a bust given all of the hype that originally surrounded him. However, he remained consistently productive in what was an unbelievably crowded backfield during his tenure on campus. Of the running backs he competed for carries with, four of them went on to have NFL careers (Christine Micheal, Ben Malena, Tra Carson, and Brandon Williams).

Trey Williams always provided the Aggie offense with a home run threat. He owned the highest yards per carry average of any A&M rusher during his three years on campus. Since declaring for the NFL draft after his junior season, Trey has gone on to enjoy an eventful professional career playing for four teams along the way.

Career stats: 1,343 yards on 204 carries with 18 touchdowns.

Most memorable moment: Ole Miss 2013, Barry Sanders jump cut:

Expectations: Met