Isaiah Raikes

Defensive Tackle
6′2″ / 305 lbs
Richland, NJ
St. Augustine Prep
Class of 2020
Rating: 89

National Avg
Rating: 86.9

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Recruited by
Texas A&M
Penn State
Kent State
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
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4 hrs ago by Billy Liucci
Scattershooting Recruiting: Surveying A&M targets as 2020 focus narrows
After a fairly quiet spring, the recruiting wheels are likely to turn a little faster for the Aggies in the coming months. Billy takes a closer look at where A&M stands with a long list of their key targets on both sides of the ball.
3 days ago by Jason Howell
New Jersey DT Isaiah Raikes down to six schools, planning visits
Wednesday, Richland (NJ) St. Augustine Prep defensive tackle Isaiah Raikes released his top six. The six spanned the entire country with schools from four of the five Power Five conferences. Texas A&M made the cut, and spoke with Raikes for more on his top 6 and he future plans.
13 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Relationships, atmosphere set A&M apart for Aggie DE commit Fadil Diggs
On Saturday Texas A&M added a significant piece to its 2020 recruiting class when elite defensive prospect Fadil Diggs committed to the Aggies. Diggs talked with Ryan Brauninger about his decision and his future in maroon and white.
19 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Wednesday night notes on new offers and more
- Let's start with the biggest piece of upcoming news for the Maroon and White recruiting efforts which would be the Saturday announcement of New Jersey DE Fadil Diggs. One of the top defenders on the entire east coast, Diggs looks set to choose essentially between Texas A&M, Florida, and Penn State this weekend. I do know that he spoke at length with Terry Price today, and Mike Elko was in town to see him yesterday. Strong Aggie vibes continue to emanate from this one. - Diggs' good friend and fellow DL offer Isaiah Raikes could be viewed in the same light as Fadil in terms of momentum. However, I don't think he'll be coming to a final decision as soon as Diggs. From talking to a source today, last week the feeling was that wherever Diggs chose on Saturday, Raikes would be soon to follow. However, it now looks like the 6-1, 320 pound space eater will take probably two more visits before making a final decision. I'd still call the Aggies more than a major player here. - Keep an eye on a pair of June weekends - the 7th-9th and the 21st-23rd. Those weekends look like they'll be chalk full of visitors. I know commit Josh Bankhead will be in town for his official visit (the only OV he's taking) on the 21st. That first weekend in June looks like it'll be Seth McGowan and Vito Tisdale if he's not off the board to Kentucky at that time. - A&M has offered a pair of DB's recently - one from east Texas and one more JUCO guy. I mentioned Tyler John Tyler product Kitan Crawford about a month ago as a player that had started drawing heavy interest from the coaching staff. The Ags offered yesterday, and Crawford told me tonight that he's working on a getting a visit date set. Crawford recently released a group of top schools that included Texas, Baylor, and Tennessee. The Longhorns are pretty much everyone's pick to land him at the moment. A&M will likely need to act quickly in order to keep him on the board. The other offer went out today to Hutchinson CC DB Art Green. He's a 6-2, 200 pound corner prospect with 18 offers from around the country - Arkansas, Georgia, Nebraska, Louisville, Tennessee, and South Carolina just to name a few. He's originally from Chesterfield, Missouri.- Lastly, the Aggies did indeed move in Longview QB Haynes King. Widely regarded as one of, if not the top signal callers in the class, King is a great fit for Jimbo Fisher's pro style scheme. He was fantastic in the Lobos' state title run last year and was the offensive MVP in the championship game. I've also heard he might be the fastest kid at Longview which speaks volumes to his athleticism. His dad is the head coach for the Lobos. After speaking to a couple of sources in east Texas, it's good that A&M finally jumped in the boat. Arkansas is a big threat here with Jeff Traylor's east Texas roots, but the Hogs will likely take Chandler Morris out of Highland Park. He's Chad Morris' son. King has family ties to Louisiana so LSU is a real threat, but the Tigers would have to cut ties with either TJ Finley or Max Johnson who are both committed to Ed O and company. I'm working to figure out if/when King will visit College Station.
20 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
A slew of miscellaneous recruiting notes - Tuesday evening
The Texas A&M staff continues to comb the state and the country evaluating players and building relationships with HS coaches. Jason had an update this morning on OL coach Josh Henson who was making the rounds in Houston. LB coach Bradley Dale Peveto was on the east side of Houston as well today with stops at Dickinson and Clear Creek among a host of others. He's also been by Dayton (RJ Orebo's little brother Donovan Orebo is a 2022 prospect) and all through the Golden Triangle. My southeast Texas sources say Peveto is becoming a pretty common guest. BDP is from Orangefield so it makes sense that he's got strong ties to the area. From what I know, Peeve hit Nederland, PNG, LCM, West Orange Stark, Port Arthur Memorial, Beaumont West Brook, and Beaumont United. He's expected to make the rounds through Louisiana tomorrow.Staying in state, WR Coach Dameyune Craig was at A&M Consolidated today to see Devin Price. I was out there, too. I don't know if it's because he's TP's son or if it's that he's a local kid, but if his name was Devin Peters from North Shore, I think there would be a ton more buzz about this kid. He's really stinking good, and he keeps growing. He made 2-3 catches today that are on par with the best the state has to offer. Here are a couple of clips. what I know, some of the big powers in the region (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Auburn) are balking because they believe it's a foregone conclusion that he'll be an Aggie. Devin is still sticking to his timeline of making a summer decision. He continues to talk to the A&M staff very consistently. Mike Elko and Elijah Robinson have hit a whole host of states this week and will continue to do so tomorrow. Elko has been in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky today and will head to the northeast tomorrow with Robinson to see Fadil Diggs, Isaiah Raikes, and one of the top safeties in the country, Jordan Morant. One stop Elko made today was with Vito Tisdale. Now, while Jason has heard that a commitment to Kentucky is likely in the near future, I heard today that Tisdale has plans to visit College Station in early June. It'll be very interesting to see how that plays out. Another out of state safety prospect the A&M staff would like to see in Aggieland is Antonio Johnson. He was scheduled to make a trip earlier this month, but there was a fire at his house that threw a wrench in a lot of his plans. A&M has built some solid relationships with both Johnson and Tisdale, but it's important, like it always is with out of staters, that they get them on campus to give themselves the best chance possible. Muscle Shoals (AL) LB Jackson Bratton remains committed to the home State Crimson Tide, but he's keeping his eyes open. It's no secret that the Bama depth chart is crowded at the linebacker spot. I think the Aggies get him back on campus. I was told today by an out of state source that A&M is actually recruiting Memphis (TN) big man Omari Thomas as a defensive lineman. He joins Raikes, McKinnley Jackson, and Jaquelin Roy among the group of interior out of state DL the Aggies are currently in the running for. I continue to hear things swing back and forth for Ft Bend Austin WR Troy Omeire. I think, based on what I've heard, there are folks around him who would like to undoubtedly see him in Aggieland. I also believe there are some Texas influences in there, as well. One thing I'm sure of though is that Omeire hasn't missed many days in the weight room this offseason. He's a big dude. was able to get some more info on Athens OL Garrett Hayes from a source in east Texas today. It sounds like things currently are between Arkansas and A&M. Hayes has really enjoyed the time he's spent getting to know Josh Henson and the talks he's had with Jimbo Fisher. Even with his mom's ties to A&M, the decision sounds like it will be all Garrett's, as it should be. He's also up to 295 from 275 since he's had to quit trying to make weight for power lifting.
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Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

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Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

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Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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