Recruiting Update

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Sweet, she must have been one of the recruits at the game yesterday.
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Sweet, she must have been one of the recruits at the game yesterday.
Yes, she was sitting a couple of rows in front of me. I noticed the VIP badge.
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Will we have room for all of these players?

We currently have 5 sophomores and 9 fish on our squad.
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We got a 2018 commitment from Tera Ziemer. She's a midfielder from California.
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We just got a 2019 committement

Alexandra Russell, a forward from Katy, TX
http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-player-profile/alexandra-russell/pid-91089

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Twenty...nineteen??
redd38
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Yep, not a typo... she's a freshman in high school
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She's been called into USWNT U-15 camp at least once.
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Kendall Bates, sister of Emily Bates, a defender in the 2018 class has committed to Texas A&M
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Macie Kolb, a defender in the 2018 class, has committed to Texas A&M. She plays for Sting Dallas.

The '18 and '19 class are filling up faster than I expected.
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TopDrawerSoccer called Kendall Bates one of the top 10 defenders in the country.
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Reagan Smith has been called into the next U-18 team camp.
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The class of 18 keeps on rolling... Karlina Sample, a defender from Frisco, has committed to the Aggies.
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^
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This one is dear to my heart.

Carlina is a beast (I mean that in a good way, fantastic soccer player)
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Great kid.
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It would seem Jordan Hill is going to enroll early.
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Finally updated all the Fall commitments and updated the 2016-2019 recruiting classes.

Some quick thoughts:

> The 2016 class is a bit down compared to par for A&M, but I do think Jordan Hill is better than her current ranking and Jenna Byers is a solid prospect. After that we have some good players but they might need to develop some to become starters.

> The 2017 class is just getting better and better, especially now with the recent explosion onto the national scene of Rheagan Smith, who was recently called up by the U-18 National Team, and Alexandria Griffin, who is now nationally ranked as I predicted some time ago. This class now boasts six 4-stars with a couple of them (McCain, Cooper) borderline 5-stars. I'm very excited about this class. They could form a nucleus with Harvey/Pounds class to make a run at the College Cup.

> The 2018 class has gone heavy defense with some top prospects in Karlina Sample and Kendall Bates. I also think Tera Ziemer is going to be a special player at A&M (her sister who signed with Virginia was a 5-star prospect).

> Ali Russell is an early commitment for the 2019 class but she is an electric player. I think she's still underrated and I expect her to climb the rankings as she can really makes things happen offensively.

> While we have some really good talent coming in over the next several years, I am a bit concerned that we're not committing some of the elite 5-star type talent that can get A&M to another College Cup. Harvey and Pounds were Top 10 prospects in 2014, so we haven't seen any commitments from the Top 25 since then. There were several kids in Texas that we have missed on in the 2016 and 2017 classes that would have been great players for us. In 2018 there is still one uncommitted prospect and in 2019 there are two still available in Texas. We need to start signing a couple of these kids every few years to give ourselves a chance when we face a Florida St, Virginia, UCLA, or Stanford in the NCAA tournament. Overall I'm happy with our current classes but we really need some more elite talent to compete for a national title.
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Weird to see 2019. My daughter is 8th grade right now and that is just a year ahead. Hard to believe some of these girls are that advanced to get looks this early.
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Thanks for the recruiting updates. Several of the 2016 class should be announced next week by Coach G after the semester starts. I believe the roster size has increased for next season but I"m not sure if that's a NCAA change or a SEC change.
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I don't know if it's SEC or NCAA, but I think we're 1 over our travel limit for next year.
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Since it's mid-January, there is still a lot of time for changes to be made to the roster (transfers), in addition to the potential for redshirt players and the injury factor.

While it may come to pass that the 2016 full roster exceeds the allowable travel roster, it's a bit early to speculate about that.
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Since it's mid-January, there is still a lot of time for changes to be made to the roster (transfers), in addition to the potential for redshirt players and the injury factor.

While it may come to pass that the 2016 full roster exceeds the allowable travel roster, it's a bit early to speculate about that.


It was someone on staff that told me we'd be one over, not me speculating. But I agree there's always the chance someone will transfer.
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I could be wrong, but it looks like we have 5 early enrollees this semester!
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Aldo the Apache
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http://www.12thman.com/news/2016/1/19/SOC_0119163350.aspx
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Without having a roster, I think Callyn wears #24, Jordan wears #27, Bri has #3, Jenna has #8 and Cienna has #17. Jordan's father wore #27 at A&M so it's nice to see her have the same number.
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We live in BCS so we hear/read a lot about the College Station girls soccer team in the playoffs again. Anyone know if G might be looking at any of them?
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We live in BCS so we hear/read a lot about the College Station girls soccer team in the playoffs again. Anyone know if G might be looking at any of them?
As you probably know, G has seen a lot of those girls play since his daughter was on that same team 2013-15. If G is looking at any of them for recruiting, I'm sure it would be at their club games as opposed to their hs games. I can really only think of 1 on the team (a soph) who would be catching his eye. Other than that one, probably no others.
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As everyone probably saw 2017 recruit Quinn Murphy enrolled last week. Hidden, how does this change your assessment of the 2016 class with a new 4 star player. I wonder if she might be the youngest player we have ever had.
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Linsey (Johnson) Woodard is the only other player I can think of graduating a year early.
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As everyone probably saw 2017 recruit Quinn Murphy enrolled last week. Hidden, how does this change your assessment of the 2016 class with a new 4 star player. I wonder if she might be the youngest player we have ever had.
Obviously adding a Top 150 player (although TDS has recently dropped her out of their national rankings) to the 2016 class boosts it quite a bit. I think TDS has A&M's class currently ranked 27th, so with the addition of Quinn I'd place it somewhere between 12-15 nationally. Kentucky and South Carolina had the SEC's best classes, followed by Florida and now A&M.

Of course, on the flip side, the 2017 class has been lessened somewhat by moving Quinn up a year, so we will probably drop a bit in those class rankings. But it's still a strong class in '17.

A few other notes - Karlina Sample has exploded on the national scene and is now a 5-star prospect and headlines the '18 class. And Alexandria Griffin continues her meteoric rise and is now a Top 75 prospect for '17.
HiddenAg2
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A&M picked up the commitment of Katie Smith for the 2019 class. A top 100 prospect nationally, she gives A&M two solid 4-stars to build the foundation of the class. Katie plays forward, so we could have an issue with 5-6 talented forwards looking for playing time. My guess is that a few of them will slide back to the midfield as that group is looking a bit thin starting in 2018.
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Love the updates, Hidden. Thanks.
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A&M picked up the commitment of Katie Smith for the 2019 class. A top 100 prospect nationally, she gives A&M two solid 4-stars to build the foundation of the class.
Great commit, but I gotta say I'm really glad I'm not a head coach at a top-25 type soccer program. These programs have to get athletes so young (Katie just finished her freshman year!!) and the coaches really have little idea if their commits will peak in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or if they have a lot of room for improvement once they hit campus. I really like G and the Aggie soccer program, but recruiting such young girls year in and year out can't be comfortable.
 
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