The Texas A&M Aggies scored big on Friday with a pair 2018 four-star commits.
Max Wright and Leon O’Neal, two in-state talents from Katy and Cypress, Texas, have committed to head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies. Wright and O’Neal both made their announcements on their personal Twitter accounts.
O’Neal, a safety, stands 6-foot-1, weighing 190 pounds. Wright, meanwhile, is a strong-side defensive end, standing 6-foot-4, weighing 270 pounds. Their additions boost the defense in the Aggies’ class, which will rank 13th in the nation and third in the SEC once the rankings are updated on 247Sports.
Wright ranks as the third-best SDE in his class, standing behind Clemson Tigers commit Xavier Thomas and Ohio State Buckeyes commit Brenton Cox in that regard. O’Neal, meanwhile, is ranked as the sixth-best safety in 2018. Uncommitted five-stars BJ Foster and Tyreke Johnson lead the way there at 1 and 2. Ohio State commit Jaiden Woodbey, Texas Longhorns commit Caden Sterns and Notre Dame Fighting Irish commit Derrik Allen rank ahead of O’Neal at 3, 4 and 5.
The Aggies are now up to nine hard commits for 2018. O’Neal and Wright now rank 1 and 2 in the class as the best recruits they’ve gotten so far. They now make it eight commits from Texas, with Suwanee, Georgia’s Cade Fortin being the only player in the class to not be from The Lone Star State.