6. Tight ends in the offense
There is at least one person that has faith in the tight end position at Texas A&M. JUCO tight end Jace Sternberger became the first commitment to Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M, and the position he plays is telling of a new offensive philosophy taking root in College Station.
Florida State’s offense was muted this season with a backup quarterback and a flawed offensive line. Still, tight end Ryan Izzo grabbed 14 receptions for 258 yards and three touchdowns. That crushes the combined stats of Aggie tight ends Tanner Schorp and Aaron Hansford who had nine receptions for 98 yards together this season.
Ricky Seals-Jones is having success at the tight end position in the NFL so it’s not like the talent has been on the roster. They’ve just struggled to utilize it. Fisher’s pro style offense will incorporated the tight end more frequently, especially around the goal line. That will be a welcome sight in College Station and should be enough to encourage further tight end recruits to give the Aggies a shot.
The first couple of times its going to be weird, but after a while Aggie fans will get used to it. The tight end could be a key piece of the Aggies’ offense moving forward and that’s a good thing.