Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin received two more commitments this week for the class of 2017. On Wednesday, four-star center Creed Humphrey, from Shawnee, Ok., chose the Aggies over offers from Alabama, Oklahoma and a host of others.
Humphrey's pledge followed Monday's commitment of highly-acclaimed quarterback Kellen Mond. The Aggies, of course, didn't stop there. On Friday, three-star receiver Camron Buckley, from Cedar Hill, Tx., also picked the A&M. Buckley, too, had an impressive offer list that included Texas, Ole Miss and Auburn.
So, if you're following at home, Texas A&M now has 17 commitments for the class of 2017 and are now ranked No. 6 in 247Sports composite team rankings.
Humphrey's commitment was another big one for the Aggies. Ranked as the nation's No. 3 center, per 247Sports, Humphrey could contribute as a true freshman for the Aggies in 2017. While he plays multiple positions along the offensive line in high school, expect Humphrey to stick at center in College Station.
At 6'4", 300 pounds, Humphrey already possesses outstanding size. With that, he has a mean streak and finishes every block. At the high school level, if Humphrey gets his hands on you, the play is just about over for the defender. He also flashes impressive technique for such a young player that is used to winning on strength alone.
Offensive line coach Jim Turner was a primary reason Humphrey picked A&M, per Taylor Hamm of 247Sports.
The education at Texas A&M is amazing, especially at the business school, which is where I'm trying to go. The facilities are top-notch, too. Coach (Jim) Turner was a big factor because he's proven to put a lot of people in the NFL. He's one of the best coaches in the country. I still remember when Coach Turner offered me. He told me that he watched my film that day and offered my on the same day. That was one thing that stood out to me, he believed in me right from the get-go and he told me that I remind him a lot of Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews.
Buckley just picked up his offer from A&M on Thursday and wasted no time in making his college pick official on Friday.
At 6'1", 186 pounds, Buckley has solid size in addition to outstanding speed. He is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball and has a knack for making the tough catches in traffic. Like most good deep-ball receivers, Buckley understands how to attack the football in the air.
He will need to add some strength at the next level, but he is just the type of receiver Sumlin loves for his offense.
For Buckley, playing close to home and in the SEC was just too much to pass on, according to Hamm.
I'm relieved because it's an opportunity to stay in the state of Texas. It's only two-and-a-half hours away. It's an SEC school. I'm also really excited about the way the 2017 class has been blowing up. I think things will only go up at Texas A&M this season. I think they are going to have a really good year. I'm glad I'm going to be a part of it soon.
If the Aggies can continue the momentum they've built on the recruiting trail into the season, 2016 could be a special year in College Station.