Jimbo Fisher has made another splash as Texas A&M’s new head coach with the addition of a big-time defensive tackle prospect.
DeMarvin Leal, a 4-star prospect in the class of 2019, announced his commitment to the Aggies on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
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“This journey has been such a blessed one, and after much prayer I want to thank God for blessing me with the ability to play the sport I love” Leal writes. “I want to thank my family especially my Mom for her love and continued support. To all Universities Coaches and staff thank you all for believing in me and the support and encouraging words through this process. I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Texas A&M University. #GIGEMGANG19”
Leal, already with a solid 6-f00t-4-inch and 280-pound frame, is a great addition for first-year Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko as he looks to rebuild the defense in College Station.
247Sports lists him as a 4-star composite prospect and the 15th-best player at his position in his home state of Texas. Leal is from Converse, Texas and plays his high school football at Judson.
Additionally, Leal ranks as the No. 7 defensive tackle prospect in the country.
Leal had a bunch of offers and interest from a variety of programs in the SEC and Big 12, ultimately choosing the Aggies over Oklahoma State, Texas, Nebraska, Alabama, and Georgia.
He can also play strong-side defensive end in addition to his primary role as a defensive tackle.
Leal gives Fisher and the Aggies their 10th commitment in the class of 2019, pushing them up to the third-ranked class in the SEC and fifth in the nation. He also becomes the second-highest rated of those 10 prospects in the class.