Javonne Shepherd

Offensive Lineman
6′6″ / 300 lbs
Houston, TX
North Forest
Class of 2019
Rating: 94

National Avg
Rating: 91.0

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Recruited by
Texas A&M
Jim Turner
Michigan State
Oklahoma State
Ole Miss
Texas Tech
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Staff Predictions

Name & Date
Jason Howell
on Jul 10, 2018
David Sandhop
on Jul 2, 2018


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Junior Year


8 mo ago by Jason Howell
SEC Signing Day Round-up: A final look at the 2019 recruiting class
It was an eventful day for teams around the SEC with big 2019 recruits making their final choices for where they want to be playing in the fall, and Jason Howell has the latest recruiting news from National Signing Day.
8 mo ago by TexAgs Recruiting
Signing Day Superlatives: Breaking down Texas A&M's 2019 class
With the 2019 Texas A&M Football signing class in the books, it's time to take a look at the biggest, fastest and most athletic players the Aggies inked. Inside, the TexAgs recruiting analyst gives their picks during the annual Signing Day Show.
8 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Signing Day eve running thread
Things continue to unfold on the recruiting trail for the Aggies, and there will likely be multiple updates today so I figured I'd start a thread to consolidate the updates.In checking with sources this morning, the picture is only just starting to clear up a little bit. We continue to get a good feeling on LB Chris Russell, but I'd expect a dogged push from the Hogs as the day wears on. Nothing super new from Javonne Shepherd although I do know conversations about his future at A&M have been had since he's been on his OV to Texas. I'm going to make some phone calls later in the day on that one because I still feel like there could swings in momentum. There are moving parts even though the consensus is beginning to gather on the Longhorns holding on. Then, there's Ainias Smith, and as Looch has been saying, I believe he'll ink with A&M tomorrow based on what I know this morning.
8 mo ago by Billy Liucci
Statement Sunday: Recapping a busy weekend in The Station
The Aggies' Super Bowl Sunday recruiting event made an obvious impact on the future of the defensive backfield with two 2020 pledges, but Jimbo Fisher and his staff also logged quality time with a long list of other potential future stars.
8 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
A couple of Wednesday night notes
Terry Price and Mo Linguist were in Bastrop today to see Cedar Creek DE Alfred Collins again. TP has been out that way quite a bit already in 2019, and it seems like the Aggie staff has put a major target on Collins as one of their top end guys in the 2020 class. Something else to note: it's during this spring evaluation period that the "big board" so to speak really starts coming into focus a bit more. There are multiple reasons for that, but I think it's mainly the fact that the entire staff finally gets to sit down and focus much of their attention on the 2020 class and their junior film. They also get a better feel for the kid off the field as they hit high schools across the state and country and meet with high school coaching staffs. It wouldn't shock me to see some names gain and lose momentum over the next few months based solely on evals. Another name I've heard will get a big push is Lucedale (MS) 5 star DT McKinnley Jackson. Now, everyone in America is going to do what they can to get this kid, but a source out in Mississippi told me Jackson has always held the Aggies in high regard. With 2020 being a slower year for in state DT's ( Branard Wright not withstanding), it's highly plausible for A&M to look outside the borders of the Lone Star State to find their interior guys. We've had multiple sources tell us that Baton Rouge DT Jaquelin Roy is likely to turn up on campus this weekend. Roy is an LSU commit that camped in College Station last summer and become very fond of the A&M DL staff as well as formed a quick, strong relationship with OL commit Josh Bankhead. Bankhead will certainly be in town this weekend and will be hard on the trail for the Aggies. One more out of state DL note: I think the Aggies will get another visit from Fadil Diggs on the east coast at some point this summer.I was told earlier this evening that 2020 LB Jackson Bratton from Muscle Shoals (AL) will make his way to campus early this weekend - maybe as soon as Friday night. The Alabama commit has been recruited by Bradley Dale Peveto for the Aggies. Lastly, I stated in today's edition of "The Trail" and on another thread that I personally believe Javonne Shepherd will sign with Texas next week. This is 100% based on gut feel of the situation. The Aggies certainly took hold of the momentum in this whole deal after the official visit, and there were definitely murmurs of a cancelled trip to Austin. It was then that I thought the A&M staff was going to be adding to their OL group. However, Shep will visit Texas this weekend, and I believe the Horns will lock things down. Again, that's just my assessment. There are people that will tell you they feel good about the Ags' chances, and I certainly wouldn't knock them for feeling that way. I feel like anyone saying they definitively know what's going to happen with Shep is jumping the gun a bit. If signing day were two weeks ago, I'd feel confident calling this one for the Maroon & White. We will continue to check in with sources on this one right up until next Wednesday.
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