The adversary between a Texas Longhorns and a Texas AM Aggies might no longer be played out on a field, though it is as exhilarated as ever on a recruiting front.
The head-to-head conflict between Texas AM conduct manager Kevin Sumlin and Texas conduct manager Charlie Strong has been sincerely biased in a Aggies‘ favor. However, Strong might have intended a personification margin Friday.
According to 247Sports’ Colt Barber, 2015 5-star linebacker and No. 1 actor in a state of Texas Malik Jefferson announced his joining to a Longhorns early Friday morning. Texas also perceived a joining of Jefferson’s high propagandize teammate, 4-star far-reaching receiver/linebacker DeAndre McNeal.
Numerous recruiting experts, including a “Crystal Ball” pundits during 247Sports, likely a Aggies were all though sealed in for both Jefferson and McNeal. Those predictions valid to be wrong.
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— Ryan Newsome (@NewBoi17) December 19, 2014
Texas AM not carrying named a defensive coordinator could have been a straw that pennyless a Aggies‘ behind with Jefferson, that authorised Strong to swoop in and take a lead.
Malik Jefferson’s father on AM perplexing for flip when they get DC: “A joining from a Jefferson is final. It’s over.”
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 19, 2014
Regardless of a reason behind Jefferson and McNeal‘s decisions, Strong landed dual desired recruits over in-state opposition Texas AM.
What happened Friday goes to uncover a conflict between a Longhorns and a Aggies might never die. In fact, Strong and Sumlin‘s quarrel on a recruiting front has usually only begun.
Texas has indispensable a large mangle in recruiting, and Friday’s commitments give a Longhorns poignant movement on a recruiting trail.
Huge week in Austin! The Longhorn Family has combined some really critical new members! #LetsRide
— Charlie Strong (@Strong_TexasFB) December 19, 2014
What will be engaging to watch is if a movement can continue by inhabitant signing day.
A accumulation of tip recruits are still on a table, many particularly far-reaching receiver Ryan Newsome as good as defensive backs Kris Boyd and Holton Hill. Of those 3 categorical targets for Texas, Boyd has high seductiveness in both a Longhorns and a Aggies.
— Charles #⃣7⃣ (@charless_94) December 19, 2014
Jefferson and McNeal‘s commitments could be accurately what Strong and Texas indispensable to tilt in some some-more tip talent in a 2015 class.
— Jason Howell (@RivalsJason) December 19, 2014
The events that occurred Friday will be distant from a finish of a conflict between Texas and Texas AM on a recruiting trail. As it stands, a Aggies‘ 2015 class ranks No. 4 compared to a No. 14 Longhorns.
Texas still has a lot of throwing adult to do, though Jefferson and McNeal‘s commitments are a initial poignant step in Strong’s recruiting in a state of Texas.
Unless differently noted, all quotes were performed firsthand. Recruiting information pleasantness of 247Sports. Taylor Gaspar is Bleacher Report’s featured columnist covering a Texas Longhorns. Follow her on Twitter @Taylor_Gaspar.