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Texas A&M Football Recruiting

Beyond borders: Aggies know national success requires national reach

February 6, 2020

Years ago, speaking at a Texas A&M basketball banquet, former Texas coach Abe Lemons said he was once asked to take a team to the Far East.

“Why the hell would I do that?” Lemons said. “I’ve already been to Lufkin.”

It was a funny line. It was also representative of how Texas A&M approached football recruiting. The Aggies’ recruiting sphere didn’t stretch far beyond its borders.

Oh sure, A&M viewed Louisiana kind of like Canada … a friendly land on the border with a heavy French-speaking influence that often offered some attractive imports.

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