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Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher sits with Boling High School recruit Vernon Jackson at the A&M basketball game. 

With National Signing Day right around the corner, here’s a breakdown of football players that we could see inking with the maroon and white on Wednesday. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jaylen Waddle – Episcopal (Bellaire, TX)

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WR

24/7 Composite: 97.91

After receiving offers from across the country, Waddle narrowed his list down to the top 12 in September and he will likely be signing to either Alabama or Texas A&M.

 

Tanner McKee – Centennial HS (Corona, CA)

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QB

24/7 Composite: 97.64

A very highly recruited quarterback out of California, McKee will be taking a two-year Mormon mission following graduation. Upon his return, he will begin his college career. McKee will announce his decision in the 10 AM CT hour on ESPNU on Wednesday. McKee’s final schools are: Alabama, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, and Washington.

 

Jacob Copeland – Escambia (Pensacola, FL)

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WR

24/7 Composite: 96.51

Ranked #40 in the ESPN300 rankings, Copeland will be making his decision at 1pm on Wednesday on ESPN2. Copeland has narrowed his final schools down to: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

 

Leon O’Neal – Cypress Springs HS (Cypress, TX)

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Safety

24/7 Composite: 96.24

Former A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin placed a high priority on getting O’Neal to College Station and Jimbo Fisher picked up right where he left off. O’Neal is one of the most coveted recruits for this coaching staff. A&M sophomore linebacker Tyrel Dodson and Johnny Manziel have both helped in the recruiting efforts on Twitter.

O’Neal has flirted with committing a few times, but decided not to. He announced on Sunday that he would be committing on Monday at 3 p.m. O’Neal’s final schools include: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Alabama or Texas A&M seem to be the most likely destinations of the list.

 

Leon O’Neal announced his commitment to Texas A&M on Monday at 3 p.m. 

Jalen Preston – Manvel HS (Manvel, TX)

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WR

24/7 Composite: 95.57

After committing to the Aggies last August, Preston has a monstrous senior season and picked up offers from virtually every major college. There was some question as to whether Preston would consider other schools after he elected not to sign in the Early Signing period. However, he took his official visit on January 26th and reaffirmed his commitment to A&M. Preston will sign with the Aggies on Wednesday.

 

Bobby Brown – Arlington Lamar HS (Arlington, TX)

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DT

24/7 Composite: 92.67

The one-time A&M commit decomitted after Kevin Sumlin left and there was uncertainty about who the new coaching staff would be. Brown flipped his commitment to Alabama on December 22 and took his official visit to Alabama on January 26th. He took his official visit to A&M last weekend. As of right now, this one seems like a toss-up between Alabama and A&M. Brown will announce his final decision on Wednesday.

 

Joseph Ossai – Conroe Oak Ridge HS (Conroe, TX)

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DE

24/7 Composite: 92.57

Ossai has been a big priority for the Aggie coaching staff. Ossai has made three unofficial visits to A&M in addition to his official visit on December 9. A&M has also made two in-home to visit Ossai. Ossai is expected to announce his decision on Wednesday and he announce via Twitter that he will sign with either Texas or Texas A&M.

 

Javontae Jean-Baptiste – Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ)

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OLB

24/7 Composite: 91.68

Jimbo Fisher and company joined a crowd of coaches recruiting Jean-Baptiste, extending an offer to him on January 9. Jean-Baptiste took his official visit to A&M last weekend. He will be announcing his decision on Wednesday and is expected to sign with either: Nebraska, Ohio St. or Texas A&M.

 

Tank Jenkins – Park Crossing HS (Montgomery, AL)

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OG

24/7 Composite: 90.83

At 6’3 and 325 lbs, his name is pretty fitting. Tank has officially visited Louisville, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Jimbo Fisher had an in-home visit with Jenkins on Friday. Jenkins is expected to announce his decision on Wednesday. His final schools include: Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, with Oklahoma the favorite.

 

Jeremiah Martin – Cajon HS (San Bernardino, CA)

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DE

24/7 Composite: 90.83

Final Schools: Oklahoma, Texas A&M, USC

 

James Foster – Lanier HS (Montgomery, AL)

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QB

24/7 Composite: 90.55

Final Schools: Alabama, LSU, Florida St, Texas A&M

 

Jashaun Corbin – Rockledge HS (Rockledge, FL)

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RB

24/7 Composite: 90.47

Final Schools: Florida St, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M

 

Leonard Taylor – Springfield HS (Springfield, OH)

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TE

24/7 Composite: 89.99

Final Schools: Kentucky Louisville, Ohio State, Texas A&M

 

Vernon Jackson – Boling HS (Boling, TX)

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ATH

24/7 Composite: 89.20

Final Schools: Alabama, Texas A&M

 

Moro Ojomo – Katy HS (Katy, TX)

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DT

24/7 Composite 88.84

Final Schools: Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M

 

Dorian Gerald – College of the Canyons (Valencia, CA)

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DE

24/7 Composite: 88.40

Final Schools: Arkansas, Florida, Louisville, Texas A&M

 

Tyree Wilson – West Rusk (New London, TX)

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DE

24/7 Composite: 88.14

Wilson committed to Texas A&M on June 19th and sent out a tweet on Saturday reaffirming his committment on Saturday.

Final School: Texas A&M

 

Geordon Porter – Etiwanda HS (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

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WR

24/7 Composite: 87.42

Final Schools: Arizona St, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA

 

Glenn Beal – John Curtis HS (New Orleans, LA)

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TE

24/7 Composite: 87.23

Final Schools: Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M

 

Charles Strong – Union County HS (Lake Butler, FL)

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RB

24/7 Composite: 87.17

Final Schools: Ole Miss, Texas A&M

 

Brock Purdy – Gilbert Perry HS (Gilbert, AZ)

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QB

24/7 Composite: 85.94

Final Schools: Alabama, Iowa St, Texas A&M

 

Deneric Prince – Manvel HS (Manvel, TX)

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RB

24/7 Composite: 84.52

Final Schools: Texas A&M

 

Umstead Sanders – Hinds Community College (Port St. Joe, FL)

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OLB

24/7 Composite: 80

Final Schools: Jackson St, Texas A&M (Offer still pending) 

 

*All star and grade rankings are according to 247sports.com*

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