One of Texas A&M’s most recent commits officially joined the school’s Class of 2016 on Wednesday. Four-star wide receiver Clyde Chriss has signed his national letter of intent and will become a member of the Aggies next fall.
The school announced Chriss had officially signed on Twitter.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) February 3, 2016
Chriss was one of the final recruits of Kevin Sumlin’s 2016 class. He didn’t commit to play for Texas A&M until Jan. 14 after Sumlin’s in-home visit, according to 247Sports.com.
He was rated the No. 197 player in the nation and is Texas A&M’s fourth top-200 recruit. He is the 11th best player in Louisiana and rated as the No. 40 receiver in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. The 6-foot, 170 pound receiver emerged on the scene after an excellent sophomore season for Warren Easton Charter High School.
The reason Chriss took his time to make his decision might have been because he had an abundance of offers to consider. Chriss received 24 reported scholarship offers from powerhouse programs including SEC foes Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, UGA, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
Chriss will have his work cut out for him to earn significant playing time. He will have to compete with Christian Kirk, Ricky Seals-Jones and Josh Reynolds for snaps next season in Texas A&M’s spread offense. There could be plenty of targets to go around, though. Five different Aggies receivers caught at least 15 passes last season.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite