Though the class of 2015 has yet to take the field for a regular season football game for Texas A&M, head coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff are already fast at work molding together the football class of 2016.
At around 6 p.m. Monday evening, twins Austin and Riley Anderson from Mineola, Texas took to Twitter to release an official statement on their commitment to Aggieland.
“When I started this process I prayed for just one offer and The Lord has really blessed me,” Austin Anderson said in the tweet. “I want to thank all of the coaches who believed in me. I am committing to play football for and attend Texas A&M University. I want to be a Fighting Texas Aggie and help bring a national championship to the school I have dreamed of attending my entire life. Gig ‘em!”
Riley echoed his brother’s excitement in his statement and looks forward to bringing his talents to College Station.
“I have made my decision to continue my football career and officially commit to Texas A&M University,” Riley Anderson said on Twitter. “I want to thank every school and all the coaches who gave me the opportunity to play football at their school. I am truly blessed with the opportunities I have. I also want to thank my parents, my teammates, my teachers and coaches for everything they did to help me get to where I am today. #GigEm #WRTS #allglorytogod”
At 6-4, 285 pounds and 6-5, 280 pounds, Austin and Riley, respectively, anchor down the offensive line for Mineola high school and helped lead their team to the state championship in Cowboy Stadium their junior season.
Austin Anderson shows a burst of speed off the front line and an ability to get into the second level of a defense to block. He recorded 131 pancakes and was named to the All State First Team District O-Line MVP list, all while boasting a 4.0 GPA, which ranks tenth in his class.
Riley Anderson fielded numbers in his junior season that closely resembled his brother’s while in route to capturing Honorable Mention All-State honors. Anderson logged 120 pancakes, showed a similar presence downfield blocking, and holds a 3.9 GPA, which ranks one spot behind his brothers at 11th in his class.
The twins held scholarship offers from several of the top collegiate football programs from around the country, including Southeastern Conference foes such as Auburn, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Missouri. Both players received offers from instate rivals University of Texas and Texas Tech University as well.
The Anderson twins serve as the class’ sixth and seventh commits.