Irvin Smith commits to Texas A&M: Aggies land three-star tight end


The Aggies received a commitment on Sunday in the form of tight end Irvin Smith, one that should give the program a boost on offense.

The Texas A&M Aggies had a pretty nice Sunday afternoon, landing a coveted tight end in 2016 three-star recruit Irvin Smith (New Orleans LA. Brother Martin), according to Taylor Hamm of 247Sports.

Smith is touted as the No. 577 overall player in the class of 2016, the No. 25 tight end, and the No. 30 overall player in the state of Louisiana per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

He was heavily recruited throughout the country as several programs extended offers to the talented pass-catcher.  Within the SEC, he received offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Vanderbilt. He also accumulated offers from the likes of smaller programs such as Kent State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ohio, Troy, Tulane, and Western Kentucky.

Defensive backs coach Terry Joseph served as the primary recruiter for Smith while Jeff Banks, who is a man of many hats serving the role of recruiting coordinator while coaching special teams and tight ends was the secondary recruiter.

With this commitment, the Aggies now have a ’16 class that is 13 commitments strong, ranking No. 10 nationally and No. 5 in the SEC, according to the 247Sports team rankings. Smith is the second tight end in the class, joining Zarrian Holcombe.

Kevin Sumlin’s troop currently carries three tight ends on the roster with Brandon Alexander being the only senior heading into the fall. Both Holcombe and Smith should make an impact as their size will allow them to serve the program in multiple ways.

Measuring at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Smith could double as a viable red-zone option and a devastating run-blocker. That type of size makes it easier to run an offense and allows for more flexibility within the offense and the ability to try different formations and packages.

The 2016 class in College Station is shaping up to be a good one and the Aggies and their fans should be very excited for the future.

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