Posted December 10, 2012

Highly recruited WR Ricky Seals-Jones commits to Texas A&M

NCAAF

Highly recruited wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones has verbally committed to Texas A&M according to GigEmNation’s Sam Khan Jr. via Twitter:

Seals-Jones, who decommitted from Texas in June, had narrowed his choices to Texas A&M and LSU.

A 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Seals-Jones is considered a big, physical receiver with good hands and great yards-after-catch potential with 4.60 speed.

He played quarterback, receiver and safety for Sealy (Texas) High School, but was sidelined for much of the 2012 season with a dislocated kneecap.


12 comments
J.r.Richard
J.r.Richard

Why is this guy ranked so high? He tore his knee up real bad, and missed the rest of his season. I mean its not like Marcus Lattimore is going to be the 1st overall pick after tearing up his knee. 

emankwah
emankwah

There is also a classification called a Grey recruit this is a recruit that pays their own way the first year and "earns a scholarship" i.e. a Walk-on, this sometimes happens if the player is a Legacy (i.e. child of former student) and parents have money. Also id RSJ and Derrick Griffin play basketball 1 or both could be counted as a basketball scholarship. There are ways within the rules for teams to sign over 25 eventually it must balance out though.

emankwah
emankwah

By my math if they could find enough people to early enroll A&M can take on 37-39 recruits (there are 2 transfers Brandon Williams and Tre Carson at RB from OU and Oregon , not sure how they count against the 39)

jweller3
jweller3

Boy,, I'm sure glad that the SEC is getting in line with the other conferences, cracking down on oversigning recruiting classes.  Supposed to only sign a max of 25 and they're up to 33 already with over a month to go before signing day. I really doubt that they have 33 seniors leaving the program. 

emankwah
emankwah

 @jweller3 It does not work that way you get 25 Per year , if you do not recruit 25 that year you may recruit the balance the next year provided they enroll early i.e for Spring last year A&M recruited 19 players , 7 enrolled early , 1 did not qualify meaning they could carry over 25-(19-(7+1) =14 provided they enroll early , looking at the JUCO Players there are at least 5 early enrollment here plus if a few others graduate early (Manzeil did this a few years ago) they can enroll in January , trust me 34 commitments means A&M has at least 9 early enrollments set up.

jweller3
jweller3

 @emankwah

 The problem isn't the math of early enrollment and ineligible players.  The problem is that 85 is still the number that has to be met by Aug 1st 2013.  Texas A & M has already, in supposedly GOOD FAITH, given out scholarships to scholar-athletes, totalling 85, as of Aug 1st, 2012.  If you add 34, no matter the timing,  34 have to leave. There were nowhere near 34 seniors, early NFL entries, ineligibilities or medical waivers leaving Texas A & M. (40%) turn-over.  The SEC is famous for their "summer tryouts" for scholar-athletes to keep their scholarships.  That's the problem. 

100YearDecision
100YearDecision

@jweller3 @emankwah Funny what people say behind an Internet handle -- I'm sure you're a pleasant person in real life, that is if you have one.

100YearDecision
100YearDecision

 @jweller3  @emankwah Typical troll trying to change the subject. I was fact checking your claim of "Texas A & M has already, in supposedly GOOD FAITH, given out scholarships to scholar-athletes, totalling 85, as of Aug 1st, 2012. " That is a false statement.

 

In any case, I'll follow along. 94 - 3 (current commits that won't make grades) - 1 (MLB draft) - 2 (early NFL draft) - 7 (or so that transfer and/or will not get their scholarship renewed) = 81.

 

You are really going to be mad when 3 more 2013 recruits verbally commit. Maybe you should report a violation to the NCAA as I'm sure you found something that no one else has noticed -- oh wait, it's one no less than 3 national recognized recruiting web sites. Nevermind.

 

Lastly, there really is no need to use caps. It makes you look silly.. 

jweller3
jweller3

 @100YearDecision  @emankwah

 Google might be a beautiful thing however YOU might need to READ the info and DO THE MATH.  76 scholarships + 34 commits - 16 seniors = 94 ......9 over the 85 max.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

4.6?  It means his real speed is about 4.8 the way they exaggerate speeds in HS, esp Texas high schools.  Still w/ that size he'd be a nice sized tight end.