Mark Jackson commits to Texas A&M: Aggies get 4-star DE


The Texas A&M Aggies added to their recruiting class with the commitment of four-star defensive end Mark Jackson on Saturday afternoon.

Kevin Sumlin added his first commitment to Texas A&M’s 2016 recruiting class for the first time in nearly a month with Saturday’s pledge from four-star defensive end Mark Jackson (Cibolo, TX. Steele) to give the Aggies eight commitments for this year’s class.

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Jackson gave the good news to the Aggies coaches in person after visiting College Station for an unofficial visit this weekend. He is the nation’s No. 179 overall recruit, No. 9 weak-side defensive end and the No. 28 recruit in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

He picked Texas A&M over offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, LSU and Notre Dame, among others. He shared the news with a simple and to the point tweet announcing his commitment.

As he always does after a commitment, Sumlin expressed his happiness with his standard one-word response.

Jackson had 52 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, forced five fumbles and had one fumble recovery last year as a junior. He is the first defensive lineman in this year’s class and third defensive player, joining cornerbacks Travon Fuller and Charles Oliver.

With today’s commitment from Jackson, Texas A&M now owns the nation’s No. 21 class overall and the No. 9 class in the SEC. Headlining the class is five-star offensive tackle Greg Little from Allen, Texas who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall player.

You can check out the type of player Sumlin and the Aggies are getting in Jackson by watching his highlight tape from his junior season in the video below.

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