When Kevin Sumlin took over the Texas A&M program in late 2011, he immediately put together a top recruiting class. Rivals ranked the 2012 recruiting class, which Sumlin only had a few months to work on, 15th in the country. Of course, Mack Brown was still fully embedded at Texas that year, and his class ranked No. 2. Since then, the tables in the Lone Star State have turned. In 2013, Sumlin’s first full class ranked 11th, while Texas was down at 24th. This year’s A&M class ranked 6th, with Texas at No. 20.
At SEC Media Days, Sumlin was asked if he was surprised at how well his program has dominated Texas recruiting. His answer drips with confidence, something that is entirely necessary when recruiting not only against Texas, but the SEC powerhouses that now have the door opened to what is one of the most talent-rich states in the country for high school football.
.@joelklatt asks Sumlin if he’s surprised how quick A&M’s taken over Texas recruiting. “If I were surprised, I wouldn’t have taken the job.”
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 15, 2014
Recruiting seems to continue be moving in Texas A&M’s favor. While there are still many months left in the 2015 recruiting cycle, Rivals currently ranks the Aggies’ class at No. 3 in the country. Charlie Strong’s Texas class is down at No. 34.