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  • Another elite recruit joins Texas A&M's monumental 2015 haul

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger2 hrs ago

    For a coach who hasn't made either the NCAA tournament or an NIT entering his fourth season at a major-conference program, Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy has remarkable job security.

    The Aggies coach has assembled such a terrific 2015 recruiting class that it seems unfathomable Texas A&M would jeopardize it by firing Kennedy no matter how things go on the floor this season.

    Kennedy received his fourth commitment from a top 75 prospect Tuesday when power forward Elijah Thomas announced he will attend Texas A&M. Thomas, Rivals.com's No. 20 prospect, chose the Aggies over LSU, SMU, Oklahoma State and Illinois.

    The 6-foot-9 Texas native joins a class that already includes 6-foot-10 big man Tyler Davis (No. 27), 6-foot-8 forward  D.J. Hogg (No. 32) and 6-foot-3 guard Admon Gilder (No. 65). Together, that quartet forms a 2015 class that could rival Arizona and Duke for the nation's best.

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