Aggies Sign Twins, Six Others from DFW

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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Aggies Sign Twins, Six Others from DFW

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Quarterback Jerrod Johnson #1 of Texas A&M.


Texas A&M signed a pair of twins and six other local student-athletes on National Signing Day.

A&M needed offensive linemen and found nearly a half-ton of them in North Texas. Garrett Gramling and Cedric Ogbuehi join up with Luke Joeckel -- ranked No. 5 nationally among offensive tackles and the No. 39-ranked player overall, according to

As if that wasn't enough, Joeckel's twin brother Matt (ranked No. 29 among pro-style QBs nationally) is also headed to College Station to play quarterback for the Aggies.

The Aggies also came away with running back Ben Malena. Malena missed a few games due to injury in 2009 but still managed to tally nearly 4,000 yards on the ground in his three years at Cedar Hill.  Malena is ranked No. 25 in the country for running backs, according to

Head coach Mike Sherman also secured local defensive standouts Damontre Moore and Domonique Patterson.

Football signees announced Wednesday by Texas A&M, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:

Nate Askew, wr, 6-4, 213, Madison HS, San Antonio
Garrett Gramling, ol, 6-6, 325, Ryan HS, Denton, Texas
Nehemiah Hicks, ath, 6-4, 235, Hutto (Texas) HS
Clay Honeycutt, qb, 6-2, 185, Dickinson (Texas) HS
Toney Hurd Jr., cb, 5-9, 184, Marshall HS, Missouri City, Texas
Brandon Jackson, dl, 6-4, 252, Evangel Christian HS, Shreveport, La.
Luke Joeckel, ol, 6-6, 280, Arlington (Texas) HS
Matt Joeckel, qb, 6-4, 220, Arlington (Texas) HS
D.J. Jones, rb, 5-11, 183, Denison (Texas) HS
Mister Jones, rb, 6-2, 205, Littleton (Colo.) HS
Malcome Kennedy, wr, 6-0, 195, Cayuga (Texas) HS
Shep Klinke, ol, 6-7, 290, Katy (Texas) HS
Ben Malena, rb, 5-10, 200, Cedar Hill (Texas) HS
Jonathan Mathis, dt, 6-3, 292, Blinn College
Jake Mathews, ol, 6-5, 285, Elkins HS, Missouri City, Texas
Tramone Mickens, cb, 5-11, 170, Lincoln HS, Dallas
Damontre Moore, de, 6-6, 225, Rowlett (Texas) HS
Cedric Ogbuehi, ol, 6-5, 270, Allen (Texas) HS
Domonique Paterson, lb, 6-0, 210, Skyline HS, Dallas
Ivan Robinson, dl, 6-4, 252, South Beauregard HS, Longville, La.
Jameill Showers, qb, 6-1, 200, Shoemaker HS, Killeen, Texas
Gavin Stansbury, de, 6-3, 235, Franklin (La.) HS
LeKendrick Williams, ath, 5-9, 175, Sharpstown HS, Houston

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