Friday August 15th, 2014

Roney Elam, a highly touted defensive back from Newton, Texas, announced Friday that he has verbally committed to Texas A&M.

Elam is the No. 46-ranked player in Texas and No. 37-ranked cornerback in the class of 2015, according to the recruiting website

Elam drew scholarship offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas and Oklahoma, among other programs.

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Elam is the fifth defensive back and 20th player in the class of 2015 to commit to Texas A&M.

The Aggies' 2015 recruiting class is ranked No. 4 in the country, according to

Texas A&M, ranked 20th in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, opens the season Aug. 28 at South Carolina.

- Chris Johnson

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