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Recruiting watch: Here are 5 top targets still on Texas A&M wish list

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Texas A&M currently has 16 commitments for its 2018 recruiting class. Texas A&M already has commitments from top prospects such as four-star safety Leon O’Neal Jr., four-star wide receiver Jalen Preston and four-star defensive end Max Wright.

The Aggies still have work to do. Here are five Texas A&M recruiting targets for Aggies fans to keep their eye on over the coming weeks and months.

DT Bobby Brown

The buzz: Brown (6 feet 4, 275 pounds) is from Arlington (Texas) Lamar. A four-star talent, Brown is among the top 15 defensive tackles as well as a top-150 overall prospect nationally. Texas A&M, Alabama and Oklahoma are all in play for Brown, who is set to announce his decision in early November.

TE Michael Ezekie

The buzz: He looks to be the top-ranked tight end left on the Aggies’ board. Ezeike (6-5, 210) is from Ontario (Calif.) Colony in the Los Angeles suburbs, and is one of the better receiving tight ends in the nation. Texas A&M is one of his seven finalists, though it could be tough to sway him away from Oregon, which is seen as the leader. Good news for the Aggies is that he does plan to see them play UCLA (in L.A.) and Alabama (in College Station).

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WR Terrace Marshall

The buzz: Marshall (6-2, 192 pounds) is from Bossier City (La.) Parkway. Marshall is a five-star recruit who is considered to be the top receiver in the class and a top-10 overall prospect. Texas A&M is in play here along with Alabama, LSU, Florida State and Texas. It may be hard to keep Marshall away from his in-state LSU Tigers, especially with LSU’s heavy-duty need at receiver. The Aggies had a nice haul at receiver in 2017, but with Christian Kirk likely to turn pro early, they need another good group in 2018. A&M already has three commitments from receivers.

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DE Joseph Ossai

The buzz: Ossai (6-4, 220 pounds) is from Conroe (Texas.) Oak Ridge. A four-star talent, Ossai is among the top-10 weakside ends and an overall top-225 talent. A&M is in a finalist with Notre Dame and Texas for Ossai’s services. This definitely is a prospect that Kevin Sumlin and his staff would love to keep in-state.

WR Jaylen Waddle

The buzz: Waddle (5-9, 175 pounds) is from Houston Episcopal. A four-star recruit, he is among the top 15 wide receivers in the nation and an overall top-75 talent nationally. Texas A&M is in the mix and may be the leader. Given the need at receiver and that Marshall will be tough to get out of Louisiana, Waddle may be the top receiver left for the Aggies.

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