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Back in the QB business, Sumlin’s A&M reels in big-time recruit

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin landed one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation on Monday.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin landed one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation on Monday. AP

Those who doubted Kevin Sumlin’s ability to continue to recruit top-rated quarterbacks to Texas A&M after recent events have been silenced.

On Monday night, super-recruit Kellen Mond, who committed to Baylor a year ago and decommited earlier this month in the wake of the sexual assault scandal, picked Texas A&M to be his college home.

The dual-threat QB is rated No. 3 by 247Sports, and is a huge addition for Sumlin following the defections of Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray following the tumultuous 2015 season. The 6-foot-2, 201-pounder from San Antonio, but who transferred to the Florida football factory known as IMG Academy, could have gone just about anywhere in the nation, and now he could be A&M’s starter as early as his 2017 arrival.

“I think he’ll be ready to compete,” IMG coach Kevin Wright told 247Sports.

Sumlin has already tabbed senior graduate transfer Trevor Knight as this season’s starter. The Aggies also have Jake Hubenak, who was third string last season and will back up Knight this season, and incoming freshman Nick Starkel.

For a program that was spiraling at the end of the 2015 season, and which took another hit with the Twitter fiasco following the decommitment of 2016 five-star quarterback Tate Martell (who has since committed to Ohio State), Monday’s news was a huge boost for Aggie Nation — and proof that Sumlin will continue to attract high-caliber quarterbacks.

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