For the second straight day Texas A&M landed one of the state’s elite 2015 prospects. On the heels of quarterback Kyler Murray committing, the Aggies struck gold again Thursday when Cypress Ridge wide receiver Kemah Siverand announced he, too, will don the maroon and white.
Siverand isn’t as high-profile as Murray, but he’s no slouch. The 6-foot-0, 183-pound receiver is considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the 24th overall player in the state by 247Sports composite rankings. He’s also rated as the 19th wide receiver in the country.
Wednesday’s announcement by Murray seemed to be the catalyst for Siverand to make his decision public. News of Siverand’s intention to declare Thursday broke shortly after Murray committed, and this came just one day after Siverand released a top 18, which included Texas, Texas Tech and TCU among other national power programs.
Murray’s decision also seems to have affected A&M’s top overall recruit, Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack. The five-star prospect tweeted Thursday, “I have cancelled my summer visits,” after weeks of speculation he might open his recruitment.
The addition of Siverand brings A&M’s class to 12 players, and takes it up one spot to No. 4 in the country, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The SEC West now owns three of the top four classes in the country with Alabama sitting on top and Auburn at No. 3.
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