Tyrel Dodson commits to Texas A&M: Aggies get four-star linebacker


The Aggies picked up a big commitment on Friday in Tyrel Dodson, a player they hope can make an impact in the future.

The Texas A&M Aggies already posses an impressive 2016 recruiting class and they bolstered it Friday evening as 2016 four-star inside linebacker Tyrel Dodson (Franklin, TN. Centennial) committed to the program Friday afternoon while on his unofficial visit, giving a verbal pledge to head coach Kevin Sumlin.

He tweeted his decision earlier this evening, confirming it to the public.


Dodson is touted as the No. 295 overall player in his class, No. 10 inside linebacker and the No. 8 player from the state of Tennessee per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. His recruitment was led by first-year defensive coordinator John Chavis.

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Dodson was heavily recruited throughout the country with offers ranging from UCLA to Yale. In the SEC, Arkansas, Kentucky,  Missouri, and Vanderbilt all extended offers but in the end, Dodson felt that College Station was the place he belonged.

As a junior, he notched 74 tackles and two sacks, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.

With this commitment, the Aggie 2016 class stands at No. 19 nationally and No. 8 overall in the SEC. The class has is headlined by five-star offensive tackle Gregory Little (Allen/ Allen, Texas.) who is the nation’s No. 2 overall player.

In Dodson, the Aggies picked up a big commitment as Sumlin is slowly but surely getting a number of talented defensive recruits to come to College Station and the hire of Chavis continues to look like a brilliant one.

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