Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 11/9/14
With a few days left until bowl games kick off, it is a relatively slow week in the world of college football. Well, except in College Station, TX, where Kevin Sumlin just put a new toy under the Christmas tree for Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel.   That toy is Ricky Seals-Jones, the top high school wide receiver in the country who on Monday, announced via Twitter that he was taking his talents to College Station to play for Texas A&M. The news was hardly surprising, although it was significant. For Seals-Jones, the 6’5, 230 lb. monster receiver from Sealy, TX had long ago narrowed his college choice down to A&M and LSU, after electing to decommit from the Texas Longhorns in the spring. And given that Seals-Jones took three separate trips to College Station this season, it seemed like more a matter of “if” and not “when” he’d elect to give a verbal commitment to the Aggies. Still, the news is significant none the less. Even before Seals-Jones commitment Monday, and heck, even before the 2012 season even played out, Sumlin announced his arrival during the summer recruiting period, when he put together one of the most impressive early hauls of anyone in college football. Since August, virtually every service on the internet had Texas A&M with one of the Top 10 recruiting classes in the country. Still, Seals-Jones commitment speaks volumes about who A&M is now, versus where they were back in August.   For the players who committed over the summer, they were choosing the Aggies based on a vision; a vision on what Sumlin might be able to do with time at Texas A&M. Take a great coach, a unique offense and all the high school talent in Texas, bring it to college football’s best conference, and maybe, just maybe in time they could compete with anyone in college football. Only after four months, that time is now and nothing signifies that better than Seals-Jones’ commitment. Who’s to say what Seals-Jones might’ve elected to do if A&M went, say 6-6 this year, but the simple truth is that we’ll never know that. Instead the Aggies took the college football world by storm, and won 10 games in 2012, including an upset of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. That vision that Sumlin was selling just six months ago, has now come to fruition. As I wrote six weeks ago, Texas A&M is an emerging college football super-power. Add in the fact that Seals-Jones will now get to play with a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback for (very likely) the next three years of his college career and it’s clear why this choice was so easy for him. Either way, it’s a huge day for A&M and a potential game-changer for college football. For all his opinion, insight and analysis, please follow Aaron on Twitter @Aaron_Torres.  

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Report: 49ers to part ways with Harbaugh after season finale

Brad Stevens shoots down rumors he's headed to Hoosiers

Jameis Winston cleared in code of conduct case

Sherman: Patrick Peterson would be benched on Seahawks

Fans struck by lightning after Buccaneers-Packers game


Report: Philip Rivers playing through painful back injury

Report: Bears could have interest in Jim Harbaugh

Report: Shanahan interested in coaching next season

Report: Michigan has its eye on several NFL coaches

Report: Titans, Jay Cutler have mutual interest in trade

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

10 takeaways from NFL Week 16

Tony Romo leads Dallas Cowboys to NFC East title

Ole Miss QB arrested after fighting, threatening bouncers

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's ridiculous TD run

WATCH: Steelers' Gay draws flag for taunting teammate

WATCH: Three players ejected after Giants-Rams fight

WATCH: Dominic Raiola stomps on Bears player's ankle

WATCH: Arian Foster throws TD pass, drops scoreboard taunt

WATCH: Johnny Manziel leaves with injury after taking big hit

NHL has warned 22 players about diving

Nick Mangold wears NYDP hat to honor fallen officers

Five things we learned from the first day of bowl games

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

10 takeaways from NFL Week 16

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Raiola stomps on Bears player's ankle

Bears interested in Jim Harbaugh?

Shanahan to return to 2015?

Browns interested in drafting Mariota?

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.