August 18, 2006

JUCO Invasion

Texas A&M hit the junior college ranks in force in the class of 2006 as they ultimately signed six JUCO transfers. The hope is that they can come in and immediately pay dividends in 2006.

With a porous defense that ranks dead last in passing defense in 2005, it's no surprise that five of the six JUCO transfers were on the defensive side of the ball. It was thought that East Central safety Jarius Neal would be the best fit for A&M, especially at the new whip position in the 4-2-5 alignment.

But Neal didn't make it into school academically, along with the lone offensive JUCO wide receiver Torey DeGrate.

However, it still looks as if the Aggies made a strong haul through the JUCO ranks in the class of 2006 as three of the remaining four transfers are already looking as if they will make a solid impact this season.

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