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Texas OG target Barton Clement commits to Texas A&M

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The ‘Horns have now missed out on two in-state recruits at the position.

Barton Clement
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On Monday, the Texas A&M Aggies picked up a pledge from one of the state’s top offensive guard prospects, as Fort Bend Marshall’s Barton Clement chose the Aggies over the Texas Longhorns and others:

Long considered a Texas A&M lean, the 6’3, 304-pounder also held offers from Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, UCLA, and others.

In the battle for the pledges of the Houston-area prospects that will come to define the respective classes for the ‘Horns and Aggies, it’s another win for head coach Kevin Sumlin.

And, for Katy defensive end Max Wright, who was recruiting Clement for A&M after recently choosing maroon and white over burnt orange and white.

A consensus four-star prospect, Clement is ranked as the No. 251 prospect nationally, the No. 10 offensive guard, and No. 30 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

With the commitment of Marshall offensive guard Chasen Hines to LSU, Texas is without an in-state target at the position. Offensive line coach Derek Warehime has also offered two massive interior linemen from Georgia, but the Longhorns are considered longshots to land either.

As a result, there’s still a fair amount of uncertainty there as to where Texas will be able to find pledges. Within the state, Houston Second Baptist product Victor Curne is the third highest-rated offensive guard in Texas. He’s a mid three-star prospect currently thought to be leaning towards TCU.