Texas A&M will hold its annual Friday Night Lights scrimmage this evening, and according to 247Sports, plenty of coveted recruits are expected to be in attendance.
Among those slated to visit are A&M commits Tate Martell (five-star quarterback), Mannie Netherly (four-star wide receiver), Devin Morris (three-star cornerback) and Roshauud Paul (three-star athlete).
This event could be crucial for the Aggies’ recruitment of Martell, the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017. The 5-foot-10, 203-pounder tweeted a Photoshopped image of him in a Buckeyes jersey this week and recently called Ohio State his dream school before visiting campus.
Martell, a dual-threat quarterback out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, has been committed to Texas A&M since Aug. 20.
Just landed in Austin!
Austin ? College Station
— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) April 1, 2016
The Friday Night Lights game is open to the public and will give Aggies fans a chance to observe the team’s current quarterbacks: Jake Hubenak, the third-stringer last year, and Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight — both of whom are entering their senior campaigns.
At the end of last year’s disappointing season, A&M’s top two quarterback, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, both decided to transfer.
Additionally, the Kyle Field crowd will get a look at former five-star running back Keith Ford, another Oklahoma transfer, who sat out last season.