February 7, 2008

A&M class of 2008 fills needs at many positions

National Signing Day had a bit of drama for Texas A&M Wednesday with one recruit, Aldine Eisenhower defensive tackle Rod Davis, waiting until 7:30 p.m. to have a signing ceremony and another four-star receiver, Arp's Sedrick Johnson, deciding to sign with Iowa State instead of A&M at the last minute.

Leading up to Wednesday nothing was certain as a number of A&M commitments were still wavering, but now that Signing Day has passed A&M head coach Mike Sherman and his staff can look forward to spring practices and the class of 2009 which won't be nearly as hectic as the 10-week ordeal Sherman just went through with the class of 2008.

With spring practices up next, the Aggies will be going through changes on both sides of the ball. Sherman will implement a new pro-style offense while defensive coordinator Reggie Herring is going to try to implement a 3-4 base defense. Other than position changes and experiments that will certainly take place this spring, the coaches will also get a feel for where they need immediate help due to depth or talent.

That's where the class of 2008 comes into play. With seven four-star players and three in the Rivals100, the Aggies definitely have some impact players in the signing class of 2008. Sherman contends that every signee will compete from day one, but below is what who we think will be the highest impact newcomers for the Aggies.

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