Is there a correlation between Jahmar's arrest and the announcement that he is hiring an agent? I think it's fair to assume that, but Marvin Menzies has proven over time that he is willing to bend over backwards to protect his players, even though lets not forget that Young was not his player. Nor was Herb Pope, Tyrone Nelson, etc. I wonder if Reggie Theus is still as highly regarded by the Aggies fanbase? You could argue that perhaps Reggie's personality could have controlled these players, but what you rather have at NMSU because it seems to me at a school like NMSU or other mid majors, you have to take risks in the players you bring in. Either suspect character guys or guys that are risks in the classroom. We've seen both at NMSU, but I do believe Menzies is trying to bring in guys who are good players and good people first.
Now some recruiting news as the signing period opens today (Wednesday). Rivals and other sites have reported the commitments of two players, who I haven't been able to reach as of yet and NMSU seems to be playing it close to the vest this offseason. But I have been able to reach out to a couple of people and maybe cross off a couple names off the list that I have read about and been curious about.
Former NMSU wide receiver Chris Williams said his brother Marcus Williams has not been contacted by NMSU.
I also spoke to the AAU coach of Cal transfer DJ Seeley, who was a top recruit out of high school. His name has been linked to NMSU, but all the coach, Etop Udo-Ema said, was that NMSU assistant coach Paul Weir had made a call inquiring about Seeley. Udo-Ema said he has been heavily involved with Seeley since he decided to leave Cal, speaking with the player every day. Florida and Saint Mary's seemed to be the biggest names after Seeley, with an unofficial scheduled this week at Saint Mary's. WAC schools Hawaii and Boise State are also interested, along with most of the Big West schools.
Regarding this year's class which now has three scholarships with hope for a fourth if the Aggies' APR improves, Menzies said nobody will sign today, but visits will happen the next two weeks as the signing period runs through May 19.