Recruit profile: No. 10 Ricky Seals-Jones

Ricky Seals-Jones

We continue our series of profiles of the nation's top recruits with our No. 10 player, Ricky Seals-Jones, an electric wide receiver about to pair up with Johnny Football.

Johnny Manziel is about to get a new toy. Ricky Seals-Jones, the nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect, is set to bring his size and speed to College Station. Our Greg Powers gives you the scoop on Seals-Jones' skills, recruitment and more.


Check out our entire series of top recruit profiles as we count down to Signing Day:

Jan. 24: No. 12 Thomas Tyner
Jan. 25: No. 11 Montravius Adams
Jan. 26: No. 10 Ricky Seals-Jones
Jan. 27: No. 9 Eddie Vanderdoes
Jan. 28: No. 8 Max Browne
Jan. 29: No. 7 Laremy Tunsil
Jan. 30: No. 6 Derrick Green
Jan. 31: No. 5 A'Shawn Robinson
Feb. 1: No. 4 Su'a Cravens
Feb. 2: No. 3 Jaylon Smith
Feb. 3: No. 2 Reuben Foster
Feb. 4: No. 1 Robert Nkemdiche

Get to know him

High school: Sealy High (Sealy, Texas)

Rating: (No. 1 overall WR)

Biggest strength: The fact that he is a fiercely competitive player. He gives 100 percent effort on each an every snap. He plays both ways in high school and rarely if ever takes a snap off. He is a gritty, hard-nosed player in a an NFL type of frame.

Area for improvement: Moving to the wide receiver position full-time in college, he will need to continue to work hard on his route running and continue to get quicker in and out of his breaks. Overall, he has a freaky upside with the ability to track the deep ball but will need to become a more complete receiver and learn more nuances about the position.

NFL player he reminds us of: The best comparison for him is Calvin Johnson. While he still has a lot of work to do to become the player that Johnson is today for the Detroit Lions, Seals-Jones has the same type of playmaking ability and should be able to replicate some of the dramatics that made "Megatron" a star at Georgia Tech. Seals-Jones is an elite basketball talent and will use that leaping ability to make huge plays over the top of SEC defenses.

Five questions

Q: First off, he's a Texas A&M commit. Is there any reason to think he won't put his name to paper for the Aggies come Signing Day?

Powers: Seals-Jones is 100 percent to Texas A&M. He has been spending a lot of time on the campus in recent months and there is no reason to doubt that he will be an Aggie bright and early on National Signing Day.

Q: Seals-Jones originally committed to Texas before flipping to A&M. What went into that decision? How much do you think Johnny Manziel and the team's successful season had to do with it?

Powers: He originally de-committed from Texas citing the fact that he may want to explore a college program that would offer him the chance to play both football and basketball in college, but ultimately fell in love with the momentum of what is going on in College Station. Plus the campus is close to home, so his family can be close by and come to watch him play his college ball.

Q: What are the biggest positives he will bring to the college field?

Powers: He is a hard worker and plays hard. He will be bringing swagger and a deep playmaking threat to the field. He has big strong hands and he will continue to blossom in to a star as his confidence rises and he learns the intricacies of the position. He was also known to come through in a pinch when his high school team needed a big play, so a critical play in crunch time of a big game is expected.

Q: Does he have a shot to get on the field as a freshman?

Powers: Texas A&M has some nice receivers returning to the fold in 2013 and the competition should be fierce for playing time, but because he does bring a unique skill set to the table he should have the chance to see plenty of early action in the spread 'em out offense.

Q: Seals-Jones is a two-sport athlete. Might he dabble in basketball at the next level as well?

Powers: Originally he was planning to play both sports in college but most recently has stated that he would only be concentrating on playing football at Texas A&M.

In his own words

"(The recruiting process) was crazy. You get a lot of phone calls. All the coaches call you, or they shoot you a text, Twitter or Facebook and they come to the school and get you out of class. I don't mind that. It's a lot of hassle, but it's fun at the same time." -- Dec. 10

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