Looking back at Texas A&M’s recent recruiting misses.
No. 1 Jorrie Adams, offensive tackle, 2003: At 6-foot-7, 275 pounds, Adams had an impressive offer list. In addition to A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida and Miami (a team that was routinely putting out first-round NFL draft picks at the time) were among those that pursued the five-star tackle out of Jasper (Texas) High School. The U.S. Army All-American with NFL size wound up playing defensive line as a freshman and was dismissed from the team in the summer of 2005 for violating team rules. He eventually wound up at Angelo State.
No. 2 Rod Davis, defensive tackle, 2008: The 6-2, 300-pound Davis was a ballyhooed recruit out of Houston Eisenhower, ranking No. 143 in the ESPN 150 and No. 6 nationally among defensive tackles. He was a signing day decision, choosing the Aggies over Texas. The Under Armour All-American originally chose the Aggies early in the process but reopened his recruitment after a coaching change. Florida was also among the schools that offered Davis in the recruiting process.
Davis barely saw the field in two seasons at Texas A&M (including one redshirt year), transferred to Fort Scott Community College for a season then wound up at New Mexico for his final two seasons. He played in 22 games over two seasons for New Mexico.
No. 3 Jason Frederick, safety, 1999: He was one of the top recruits nationally at his position and one of the best overall prospects in Texas coming out of Houston Cypress Falls but he spent only one season at Texas A&M before transferring to Sam Houston State.
No. 4 William Morrisey, defensive tackle, 2004: The Silsbee (Texas) High School product had offers from LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Arkansas, among others. The 6-1, 285-pound highly ranked prospect redshirted his first season, had his redshirt freshman year cut short by an injury and by 2007 was no longer on the team.
No. 5 Kelvin Flood, outside linebacker, 2002: Considered one of the top players at his position coming out of Dallas Kimball, Flood had offers from schools like Georgia Tech, Penn State, Missouri and Maryland. The 6-2, 210-pound prospect did not find himself in the lineup in two seasons at Texas A&M before leaving the program.