Friday was a great day for the future of the Texas A&M defensive line.
3-star 2017 defensive end Tyree Johnson announced that he was committing to the Aggies. Earlier in the day, the Aggies landed a commitment from 3-star defensive tackle Jayden Peevy.
Gig'em ?? pic.twitter.com/n9ZvG2YUjE
— Tyree Johnson (@Tyguwwop_) August 26, 2016
While Peevy played in Texas, Johnson’s trip to Texas A&M will be a much farther journey. Johnson plays his high school football in Washington D.C. The defensive end is listed at 6-foot-4 and 259 pounds. He is the No. 31 weakside-defensive end in the 2017 cycle and the No. 5 player in the District of Columbia. Johnson also held offers from Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Johnson’s commitment now gives the Aggies 18 for the 2017 recruiting class. Before Peevy and Johnson’s commitments, the Aggies had the No. 15 class. Johnson is the first defensive end in the 2017 class to commit. Defensive end figures to be a position of need for the Aggies, as defensive end Myles garrett is projected to be a top NFL draft pick. The Aggies other starting defensive, Daeshon Hall, is set to graduate after this season.
The Aggies open up the 2016 season at home against UCLA. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 3.