Since Kevin Sumlin took over as the Texas A&M Aggies’ coach and they moved from the Big 12 to the SEC, the Aggies have become a recruiting power.
That’s why it came as no surprise when 3-star strong-side defensive end/defensive tackle Kingsley KeKe gave his pledge to the Aggies over the (former) rival Texas Longhorns.
“I decided to go with A&M because of the things they have been doing over the past few years,” Keke said via Taylor Hamm of 24/7 Sports. “They have good tradition; they’re a good school and I feel like they have a good 2015 recruiting class coming in. I think A&M will get the defense right and I think I’ll be able to help get it right with them.
“This decision was very hard for me because I always envisioned myself going to Texas. I just thought Texas A&M was the best fit for me.”
The 6’3, 290-pound KeKe is from Rosenberg, Texas and attends George Ranch High School. He is ranked as the country’s 31st-best defensive tackle prospect, the 62nd-best overall prospect from the state of Texas and the 536th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Keke chose the Aggies over an impressive list of offers. He holds offers from the Longhorns, Baylor Bears, Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes, Missouri Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners and Ole Miss Rebels, among many others.
KeKe becomes the 13th verbal commitment for the Aggies in the class of 2015. The class, which is currently ranked fifth in the nation, is headlined by 5-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack and 5-star quarterback Kyler Murray.