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A&M football, basketball lose key players

In one day, A&M has lost “soft commitment” from five star offensive tackle Greg Little, four star wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson — who was considered a heavy lean to A&M committed to archrival Texas — and now Aggie basketball lost their fourth player this offseason when Peyton Allen decided to transfer on Tuesday afternoon.

It all began Monday afternoon. After a yearlong verbal commitment with A&M, offensive tackle Greg Little, No. 2 in the ESPN 300, decided to back off and explore his options — like any young recruit deserves to do.

He was Kyler Murray’s all important left tackle at Allen (TX) high school and the No. 1 recruit in Texas. His de-commitment is typical of a high school student who just wants to make the right choice for the next four years. His list of possible destinations includes Ohio State, LSU, Texas A&M, and he has made visits to Alabama and Ole Miss as well this summer.

Tuesday morning, four star Navasota wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson stunned the college football recruiting world when he decided to give his verbal commitment to the Texas Longhorns. Dickson had an electric junior year in route to a state championship, setting a national high school record with 39 touchdown receptions and 2,166 receiving yards.

Until Tuesday, he was considered a very heavy lean to A&M, but has since decided that Texas is the right place for him. He committed to Baylor in February before backing off of that to rethink his options. Nothing is official until he signs his letter of intent in February, but for now he has pledged to the Longhorns.

Then, on Tuesday afternoon, word surfaced that Aggie basketball player Peyton Allen decided to transfer out of A&M. He was the best free throw shooter on the team at 80 percent and fourth on the team shooting 32 percent from the arc, launching 93 three pointers on the year. This makes Allen the fourth player to transfer from the program this offseason.
Even with losing these three, it is not the end of the world for A&M. The loss of Allen is a hit to the basketball shooting depth, but the position can be filled with the incoming recruiting class. For football, there is a long way to go before national signing day next February, and verbal commitments are nothing official. A&M will make a run for the courtship of Little, and they will definitely make a run at trying to flip Dickson from his Texas commitment.

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