Elijah Blades

6′3″ / 170 lbs
Yuma, AZ
Arizona Western C.C.
Class of 2019
Rating: 97

National Avg
Rating: 93.7

School Preferences

Official Visit
Texas A&M
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Staff Predictions

Name & Date
David Sandhop
on Dec 10, 2018


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Chapter 12: Dreamchaser


4 mo ago by Billy Liucci
Offensive Grades: Texas A&M's 2019 & 2020 signing classes by position
During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci joined to offer his thoughts on Texas A&M's offensive signees in the last two recruiting cycles as Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies have begun stacking elite talent in Jimbo's first two full classes.
1 yr ago by Billy Liucci
Ten Thoughts: New Aggie commitments, out of state recruiting & more
The Aggies made two big recruiting splashes on Sunday after landing commitments from DT Isaiah Raikes and RB Deondre Jackson, and Jimbo Fisher and Company have big plans for rounding out the 2020 class and beyond.
1 yr ago by Billy Liucci
Spring Camp Five in Five: Position Battles
With the start of spring football drawing near, Billy Liucci ranks the most highly-contested position battles to keep an eye on and analyzes the latest developments at each spot, including the favorites to fill the big shoes lefft by Erik McCoy and Trayveon Williams.
1 yr ago by Ryan Brauninger
Monday evening recruiting notes & quotes
-- I've spoke a good bit to Baton Rouge (LA) ATH Joel Williams in the last few days. From what I've been told, Williams plans on making a commitment this spring, likely in April. The Aggies hosted Williams at the Super Bowl event, and they came away in a sterling spot to land the 6-2, 180 pound cover man. "Dang man, I love Texas A&M. They did it big during that Super Bowl event," Williams told me. The Aggies' options in the secondary are plentiful, and as Looch has said, the staff is making sure they're being as thorough as possible with the remaining spots. Williams is among a group of guys like Dwight McGlothern, Xavion Alford, Jalen Kimber, Vito Tisdale, Lorando Johnson, Chris Thompson, and Darius Snow that are on the A&M big board and are strongly considering the Aggies. -- Staying in the secondary, it turns out the Aggies inking Elijah Blades in the 2019 class could pay off on the West Coast in 2020, at least in terms of visits. I've had one source tell me Blades' link to California based DB's Elias Ricks and Clark Phillips has got both looking at potential visits, though at last check, nothing had been scheduled. There's also a link between Blades and elite LB Justin Flowe that could lead to a visit. Flowe is reportedly going to be in Texas over the summer. -- I've been given no reason to believe OL commits Akinola Ogunbiyi and Smart Chibuzo won't visit Texas this weekend. I'll check in with them later this week to see if anything has changed. -- New in state name to know in 2021 is Port Arthur Memorial DE/OLB Jordon Thomas. At 6-3, 240 pounds, Thomas could project at a few different spots within the front seven. Texas offered recently, and I've been told by some southeast Texas sources that Terry Price should be by the school soon to check him out. -- I spoke with PNG OL Jaylen Garth a bit today about new A&M coach Josh Henson, and it sounds like the Ags' new man will have some work to do, at least with Garth. Jaylen says he hasn't spoken with Henson since he got the A&M job (not that big of a deal seeing as how he arrives in College Station tonight) and that he wasn't being recruited all that heavily by Oklahoma State.
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Better or Worse: How each position shapes up going into next season
With National Signing day in the rear view mirror, Olin Buchanan takes a look at how each of the positions on offense and defense look for the 2019 football season compared to last season.
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TexAgs National Average Rating

The TexAgs National Average Rating is a proprietary formula that calculates an industry-wide aggregate rating for each recruiting prospect. The formula includes publicly listed grades, scores, ratings and rankings by national recruiting services, along with a TexAgs rating. Combining the data provides a rating for each prospect, which is then normalized to fit the TexAgs Rating 100-point scale.

The intent of this rating is to provide TexAgs readers with a comprehensive snapshot of how individual prospects rank nationally.

TexAgs Rating

The TexAgs Recruiting team of Billy Liucci, David Sandhop, Jason Howell, Ryan Brauninger and a host of recruiting interns attends more than 75 games each fall and observes and evaluates every major Texas A&M target, as well as most of the top 150 prospects in the State of Texas. From this evaluation the team draws a rating for each prospect on a scale between 70 and 100.

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

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.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

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.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

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.

Staff Predictions

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Example #1

If the predicted school is Texas A&M and confidence is set to “High”, then the staff member is saying “I believe that this recruit will ultimately sign with Texas A&M and I feel very certain about that.”

Example #2

If the predicted school is “Alabama” and confidence is set to “Low,” then the staff member is saying “I believe that this recruit will ultimately sign with Alabama, but I’m not very certain about that.”
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