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2018 three-star Deneric Prince commits to Texas A&M

The Aggies reel in an in-state running back.

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The Texas A&M Aggies added to their class of 2018 on Friday, picking up a commitment from running back Deneric Prince.

Prince announced his commitment on his personal Twitter account.

Prince checks in at 6-foot-1 and 196 lbs. as he enters his senior season at Manvel High School in Texas. He is the 160th overall prospect in the Lone Star State and 72nd-best running back in the country. All signs pointed to him going to College Station despite holding 10 other offers, ranging from the Kansas Jayhawks to the UCLA Bruins and the Purdue Boilermakers to the Louisville Cardinals.

The Aggies now have 10 commits for their class of 2018. They have racked up a few more in the month of June, as Prince joins Leon O’Neal and Max Wright in the company of 2018 commits who have committed to A&M this month. Their class ranks 13th in the country as of right now and third in the SEC.

Deneric Prince is the fifth three-star in the class, joining Cade Fortin, Montel Parker, Dominic Livingston and Seth Small in that regard. He’s also the ninth player out of 10 in the class to call Texas home, as he joins the aforementioned four (sans Fortin, who hails from Suwanee, Georgia) and Colten Blanton, Jordan Moore, Luke Matthews and the previously named O’Neal and Wright as Texas players.

He’s the only running back in the group for now, which maintains a trend from their 2017 class. Three-star Jacob Kibodi of Baton Rouge was the lone tailback in that class for the Aggies, and with Trayveon Williams in the fold, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Kevin Sumlin is likely just looking for depth with a dynamic player already in tow. Williams will be a junior in 2018, so if Prince does see the field, he’ll likely have to work for carries with the crop of backs that he’ll be joining in College Station when he arrives.