For the second time in as many hours, Texas A&M struck gold on the recruiting trail on Saturday in the form of Manvel wide receiver Jalen Preston, who announced his commitment on ABC13 in Houston.
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A four-star prospect, Preston holds 22 total offers and committed to the Aggies over the remainder of a top six that also included Texas, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, LSU and Oregon.
Now the headliner of Kevin Sumlin’s 2018 class, although Preston’s commitment is certainly a welcomed one, it’s far from a surprise. Texas A&M has been considered the frontrunner for Preston’s services throughout the vast majority of his recruitment and the Aggies held all 12 of his Crystal Ball projections prior to his Saturday afternoon commitment.
A 6’2, 212-pound pass-catcher, Preston hauled in 33 receptions for 664 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior for Manvel as part of a roster that also features current Texas A&M commits in three-star outside linebacker Brian Johnson and three-star running back Deneric Prince. He’s now commitment No. 15 for the Aggies and his pledge lifts Texas A&M’s 2018 class to No. 10 nationally and No. 3 in the SEC.
Preston is ranked as the nation’s No. 65 player, No. 11 wide receiver and the No. 6 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.
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