Revisiting the Texas A&M Recruiting Class of 2012

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Texas A&M Recruiting
Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies players enter Kyle Field prior to the game against the SMU Mustangs. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Matt Davis

Davis was expected to be a perfect fit in the prolific offense that Kevin Sumlin brought with him from the University of Houston. He was widely regarded as the future at the quarterback position for Texas A&M.

The fifth ranked dual-threat QB prospect in the nation, Davis was the 107th ranked player overall on ESPN’s top 150 in 2012. Davis was also a vital member of the recruiting class, advertising the Aggie brand at every chance he could get as well as founding the “Ag Swag Movement”.

Despite having tremendous athleticism and leadership skills, Davis struggled to develop as a passer early in his career. Fighting a brief battle with injuries and inaccurate passes from the pocket, he found himself buried on the depth chart. This soon set in motion a trend of transferring quarterbacks in the Sumlin era that Aggie fans became far too familiar with.

He transferred to Tyler Junior College where ironically enough his top pass catcher was none other than Josh Reynolds. Davis would then go on to SMU and take the reins at quarterback during a time that the program needed him the most.

Although he was hit with numerous injuries during his tenure in Dallas, the quarterback left SMU with respectable numbers (3,273 yards in the air to go along with a 21:13 touchdown to interception ratio and 1,465 yards on the ground with 14 touchdowns). Davis managed to keep a team that was at best mediocre, competitive in majority of their games.

Career stats: None Logged at Texas A&M

Most memorable moment:  Florida 2012, March of Honor

Expectations: Never met