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July 17, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet sits in front of an SEC backdrop during the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Football Recruiting: 4-star OT Keaton Sutherland commits to Aggies

Texas A&M received its second commitment in as many days as four-star offensive tackle Keaton Sutherland (Flower Mound, Texas. Marcus) committed to the Aggies on Monday afternoon.

Sutherland is the nation’s No. 279 recruit overall regardless of position, the No. 3o offensive tackle and the No. 40 recruit in the Lone Star State, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

“I just like everything about Texas A&M,” Sutherland tells Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “I love everything going on there right now. How they are building their program. The chemistry they have going on there. The academics and the college atmosphere. Its the new Texas school in the SEC.”

The 6-5, 280-pound lineman picked the Aggies over offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Ole Miss.

Sutherland received his offer from Texas A&M on Feb. 23 when he attended the school’s junior day and later took an unofficial visit to College Station on April 8th and most recently on June 12th which solidified his stance with the Aggies enough to commit four days later.

Sutherland has also doubled as a strong-side defensive end in high school but will be on the offensive line where the Aggies have built a reputation as one of the top pipelines for developing NFL talent at the tackle position with Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews winning the Outland Trophy and becoming top-six draft picks and Cedric Ogbuehi is in line to join that group after this season.

The Aggies class is headlined by five-star recruits in No. 2 defensive tackle Daylon Mack (Gladewater, Texas. Gladewater) and No. 1 dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray (Allen, Texas. Allen) and with the addition of Sutherland have commitments from three offensive linemen to help protect Murray.

He becomes the 15th commitment in Kevin Sumlin’s 2015 class that now ranks third in the nation according to the 247Sports team rankings, trailing only the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers.

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