The Aggies have picked up another commitment, this time from one of the state’s top offensive lineman. Keaton Sutherland, a 4-star recruit out of Flower Mound, TX was a high priority target for the coaching staff and one that is a surprise commit by most recruiting services. While holding offers from several top programs around the nation, many had Keaton pegged to choose Arkansas. However, as reported last week, Sumlin was able to get Keaton up to College Station on an unofficial visit over the past weekend. Evidently, the visit went well.
Keaton Sutherland checks in at 6’6” 280lbs and boasts a 4.9 second 40-yard dash. He played defensive end his sophomore season but switched to tackle his junior year and excelled. Keaton is a lean, long armed lineman that will do well in Larry Jackson’s strength and conditioning program. He has the frame to quickly get his weight up to a healthy 310-320lbs. In addition to his size, the 4-star prospect provides great pass protection, has quick feet, and strong hands. He is a huge get that will continue the pipeline of great offensive lineman to come through A&M.
The heavily recruited lineman held offers all over the country with an impressive list including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Miami, Clemson, and Texas. Ultimately, he chose the Aggies giving Coach Sumlin yet another head-to-head recruiting win against Texas’ head coach Charlie Strong. The Aggies have now landed 11 players that Texas has offered. Meanwhile, Texas has only landed 2 players that A&M has offered, one of which (Toby Weathersby) could flip his commitment to the Aggies. In all, Sumlin continues to prove time and time again that #WRTS!