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4-star S Leon O’Neal Jr. makes it official: He is headed to Texas A&M

Leon O'Neal Jr
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Four-star safety Leon O’Neal Jr. didn’t see a need to wait until National Signing Day, announcing Monday that he would be signing with Texas A&M.

He announced his decision via Twitter.

O’Neal (6 feet 1, 190 pounds), from Cypress (Texas) Cy Srings in the Houston suburbs, originally committed to Texas A&M in June 2017. He re-opened his recruitment in early December, after Kevin Sumlin was fired.

But the new A&M staff made O’Neal a priority, bringing him in for a visit on December 9. O’Neal unofficially visited College Station this past weekend, then announced Monday he would become an Aggie.

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O’Neal also visited Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma, and he also was heavily recruited by Alabama.

O’Neal is considered one of the top-10 safeties in the nation and is a top-75 prospect overall. He currently is A&M’s highest-rated recruit.

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