Garrett Makes His Decision

It had been over four months since head coach Kevin Sumlin and the the Texas A&M staff grabbed a verbal commitment for the 2014 class. But it was worth the wait for Aggie fans when the number one defensive end in Texas pledged to Texas A&M Friday afternoon.

It had been over four months since head coach Kevin Sumlin and the the Texas A&M staff grabbed a verbal commitment for the 2014 class. But it was worth the wait for Aggie fans when the number one defensive end in Texas put his cap into the maroon ring and verbally committed to sign with the Aggies in February.

With Arlington Martin's sledge hammer award in hand in front of his coaches, players, and family at the school's weight room, 6-foot-4, 250-pound Myles Garrett announced his intention to play for the Aggies.

Not only does Garrett give Sumlin's staff the top DE and DT in Texas in 2014 (top DT DeShawn Washington committed last spring), but this duo will stack on top of the highest-rated DE and DT in the state a year ago in the 2013 class (Isaiah Golden, Daeshon Hall).

Garrett's physical measurables have never been questioned. At 250-pounds, Garrett is ready-made for the SEC as a freshman but he also has the quickness and explosiveness of a 200-pound linebacker. The only question regarding Garrett coming into his senior season was his production on the field. Some experts felt he was more potential than playmaker through his junior season.

However, those questions have been put to rest this fall. To date, the high four-star prospect has registered nearly 50 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, and 13 QB hurries. In his last action two weeks ago, Garrett generated eight sacks.

Today's commitment gives Texas A&M 15 verbal pledges in this class, and the staff can still add as many as 9-10 more prospects to close out 2014.

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