The Texas A&M Aggies concluded a successful recruiting weekend on Sunday with the verbal commitment of 4-star athlete Keldrick Carper of Plain Dealing, La.
— Keldrick Carper ® (@Keldrick_Carper) June 12, 2016
I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/v6R8GfQi7b
Carper is listed as an athlete and plays on both sides of the ball in high school. He's a successful wide receiver and defensive back, but expect him to focus on the defensive side of the ball once he arrives in College Station.
The Louisiana native has terrific size (6'3", 185) and speed. On offense, Carper has a tremendous catch radius and shows the ability to accelerate with ease past defensive backs. Defensively, Carper could play cornerback or safety, specifically if he gains more strength once he arrives on campus. His size could be a major asset going against the bigger wide receivers and tight ends currently dominating the game.
Carper's commitment keeps things trending in a positive direction for head coach Kevin Sumlin. After a rash of decommitments earlier this spring, the Aggies now have received seven verbal pledges within the past month.
While most of Aggieland was despondent over the decommitment of 4-star quarterback Tate Martell in early May, good news could be on the horizon in the form of another 4-star signal-caller, Kellen Mond. Mond, a former Baylor commit, backed out of his pledge to the Bears after Art Briles' dismissal last month.
Mond visited College Station over the weekend and the Aggies are very much in the thick of things—along with Auburn—for Mond's services, especially after Tate Martell's commitment to Ohio State earlier this week.
In the meantime, A&M fans should enjoy what's shaping up to be a pretty good summer on the recruiting front.