COLLEGE STATION -- The Aggie football team worked out for about two hours Saturday evening at the Coolidge Grass Practice Fields, completing their second day of fall camp.
After practice Kevin Sumlin said Junior tight end Hutson Prioleau has decided to leave the team but will remain at Texas A&M. He had 23 career receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
He also stated that the one-game suspensions for Howard Matthews and Steven Jenkins will be served for the Louisiana Tech game and that wide receiver Brandal Jackson, from Navasota, is still on the team but not on the 105-man roster.
"Little bit of an energy drop off from the first day," said Sumlin. "But you're putting in new stuff. That's what happens. I think the defense played with a lot of energy and I thought that the tempo is what a lot of the new guys are really starting to pick up but it's a lot of running out there for two days."
Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder likes how the defense has retained what they learned in the spring. "The carry over has been really good. I've been pleased thus far. We're only two days in but, two days of install, I've been really pleased. Today was a really good day for us. We hardly had any busts, and we were day two install. Hopefully that continues throughout camp."
The battle at quarterback rages on between Jameill Showers, Johnny Manziel, Matt Joeckel, and Matt Davis. Sumlin says the competition may not be over for a while. "Our competition is wide open. We'll name a starter as late as two weeks before the first game, maybe as early as two days by Sunday."
Offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury said, "I think they all worked hard in the summer and they're competing just like they did in the spring. We'll keep going and find a starter."
Receiver Ryan Swope has been impressed with their work this summer. "I have a lot of confidence in the guys we have competing for that spot right now. They're all going to be competing this camp and it's going to be for the best of them. I've seen some greatness out of these guys and they're working hard, so the more they compete, the more they get together and get in the film room together it's just going to be for the best of them. It'll be exciting to see who gets that spot."
The Aggies will not practice Sunday. They will return to practice on Monday and have an scrimmage that is open the public Saturday, August 11. The time is still to be determined.
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