Seems like the 25 scholarship limit is baffling a lot of people.
The 25 scholarship limit is per calendar year
. Thus, if you have early signees and room in the 25 from previous years (and in the 85 max) you can count back to reach 25. End of story.
A&M signed 19 players in the 2012 class, three of which counted back to 2011. They can sign 34 in this "class" so long as 9 of those are mid-term guys and they currently have room in the 85.
This post was edited on 12/12 at 4:40 pm