The 2018 Texas A&M football recruiting class includes not one, but two commits flipped from Alabama on National Signing Day the latest being Vernon Jackson.
Early in the morning on National Signing Day the Aggies secured a massive victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jimbo Fisher flipped Bobby Brown, a former Texas A&M-turned-Alabama commit, back to the Aggies. People don’t just go taking players from the Nick Saban. Apparently nobody told Fisher, because he just did it again.
In the span of a day the Aggies have taken not one, but two commitments out from under the nose of the defending national champions. National Signing Day flips like this are rare. For two blue chip prospects to defect from a coach with six national titles to his name is completely unprecedented. Yet here we are.
The announcements by first Bobby Brown and now Vernon Jackson to leave Alabama’s 2018 class and play their college football in Texas cannot be overstated. If Fisher can pull off this kind of stunner on two months of work just imagine what the 2019 class is going to look like? The 247 Team rankings list the Aggies as the No. 4 ranked class for 2019 and it might get even better than that.
For now Fisher is continuing to close out a promising 2018 class that was ranked No. 35 in the nation a week before National Signing Day. The commitments of Brown and Jackson highlight a class that is a lock to finish inside the top 20, if not higher.
Watch out Nick Saban. You’ve got company in the SEC West. No, two recruits aren’t going to mark the beginning of the end for the greatest college football coach of all time. But consider this a sign of what is to come.