Texas A&M Football: 5 most important Aggie freshman in 2017

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Texas A&M football has some new faces that will make an immediate impact on the field in 2017. Who are the top five names that Aggies need to know?

College football is a game of attrition. The best programs find the best talent and use position battles to ensure they have their best players on the field when it matters. Texas A&M football brought in a borderline top 10 signing class in 2017 and several of those new faces are going to make a name for themselves on Saturdays in the fall.

5. Devin Morris | Cornerback

3-Star, Caldwell High School (Caldwell, Texas)

The importance of Devin Morris increased significantly when Nick Harvey went down with a knee injury in the spring. The senior has since had a successful surgery, but the timeline of his return doesn’t look promising. The words “medical redshirt” have been mentioned more than once. It’s almost a forgone conclusion that Harvey will miss significant time in the fall, if not the entirety of the season.

And just like that Morris’ name isn’t buried quite as far on the depth chart. He hasn’t beat around the bush when it comes to his desire to earn himself a starting spot right out of the gate. Priest Willis has one corner position locked down, but the other starting spot will be an open competition. There’s also a chance Morris could see some time at the nickel position.

Morris’ main competition will be sophomore Charles Oliver and junior DeShawn Capers-Smith. Both players saw marginal playing time last season. Oliver seems to have the leg up in the race, but things can change quickly in fall camp.