Defensive end Justin Madubuike is coming to College Station, Texas. The four-star prospect signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday and will join Texas A&M in 2016.
The school announced Madubuike had signed on Twitter Wednesday morning.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) February 3, 2016
Madubuike will be one of Texas A&M’s most hyped freshmen next season and will add even more depth to an extremely talented group of defensive ends.
Madubuike is Texas A&M’s highest-ranked recruit thus far. He is rated as the No. 56 player in the country, the 10th-best player in the state of Texas and the No. 5 defensive end in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He hails from McKinney, Texas, which is approximately 211 miles away from College Station and played for McKinney North High School.
Plenty of schools went after Madubuike. He received 26 reported scholarship offers from many big-time programs. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State were just some of the schools that reached out to Madubuike, according to 247Sports.
However, it appeared Texas A&M was always on the top of the four-star’s list. Texas A&M was the only school Madubuike paid an official visit to after committing to the Aggies in September. He visited College Station in January.
Madubuike is vastly talented, but he will have to fight for playing time during his freshman season. Texas A&M already has an incredible tandem of bookends on the defensive line in Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall, who combined for 19.5 sacks last season. Texas A&M could have the deepest and most talented defensive line in the SEC with this addition.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite