Ags Looking To Start A New Pipeline

On June 6th, the Ags held their first one-day camp where they hosted over three-hundred gifted 2011-2012 prospects. Although the 2011 class represented well, it was the 2012 class that garnered those coveted scholarship offers. Keeping on the Sam Houston bandwagon, after performing well at the camp, both Javonte Magee and Ralphael Green received verbal offers from the Aggie coaches.

Ten years ago, the city of San Antonio wasn't widely known for producing elite football talent in the state of Texas. It's safe to say this city no longer carries that stigma, mostly due to programs like Sam Houston High School. The Texas A&M coaching staff is making strides to entrench themselves into a pool of talent by identifying and offering talent early on in the recruiting process. Although the Ags missed out on Quincy Russell, who re-committed to the Longhorns yesterday, they have their sights set on a pair of teammates.

On June 6th, the Ags held their first one-day camp where they hosted over three-hundred gifted 2011-2012 prospects. Although the 2011 class represented well, it was the 2012 class that garnered those coveted scholarship offers. Keeping on the Sam Houston bandwagon, after performing well at the camp, both Javonte Magee and Ralphael Green received verbal offers from the Aggie coaches.

Green was first-team all-district as a sophomore offensive tackle. Weighing in at a whopping 345 pounds, the 6-foot-4 junior is an immovable force on the line of scrimmage.

"A&M gave me a verbal offer after the camp," said Green. "It was a fun camp and I really enjoyed myself."

Also the team captain, Green is expected to be a 4-year starter for the Hurricanes. A&M offensive line coach, Jim Turner, made a good first impression on the San Antonio native.

"I like Coach Turner, I could really see myself playing for him. He is hard on you but he also laid back. That's how our coaches are at Sam Houston so I like that about him [Turner]."

The Ags are recruiting Green as an offensive tackle but Ralphael will see playing time on defense in 2010. Slated at nose tackle, Green, alongside Magee and Russell, has potential to be one of the top defensive lines in the state. With A&M going back to the 3-4 next season, Green's exposure at NT will only make him more valuable in 2012.

"I played a little bit of nose tackle last year," said Green. "Next year, I will be playing defense a lot more. My main focus will be on the O-line but I'm looking forward to mixing it up on D."

Green grew up a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners but the early offer from A&M has them positioned well early on in the process. Tom Rossley is Green's area recruiter, but he is keeping in close contact with Coach Turner. The Ags will be sending Green and Magee tickets to Kyle Field next season in which both are expecting to attend. This will give Ralphael a chance to become more accustomed to the A&M traditions.

"They both email me a lot," said Green of Turner and Rossley. "They always tell me ‘Gig'em' but I don't know what that means. It sounds cool though."


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