This week, it becomes official: Texas A&M will beat the University of Texas in the only football contest that the two schools currently engage in--recruiting.
As Sports Illustrated national college footballl writer Stewart Mandel put it over the weekend:
For years, recruiting in the state of Texas has played out like an unfairly weighted draft. First, that school in Austin takes its pick of 20 to 25 prospects, most of whom commit nearly a year before Signing Day. Then the state's other top programs divvy up the best of the rest.
But now, on the heels of its best football season in 56 years, Texas A&M is asserting itself as the new Lone Star recruiting juggernaut....For the first time in at least 15 years, the Aggies are poised to assemble a more highly touted haul than their two former Big 12 nemeses, Texas and Oklahoma.
It will also be the first A&M recruiting class to crank the national top ten rankings since 2005.Read More