Texas A&M Football: Grading the Aggies’ 2018 recruiting class

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Overall: B+

The work done on short notice by Jimbo Fisher and his staff was nothing short of extraordinary. The new staff, which had been on the job for two months, beat out staffs that had been working on members of the 2018 class for more than a year.

Texas A&M won four head-to-head battles over Alabama (safety Leon O’Neal, tight end Glenn Beal, defensive tackle Bobby Brown and running back Vernon Jackson). The Aggies plucked two of the top 10 prospects out of the state of Alabama (quarterback James Foster and offensive lineman Tank Jenkins). They signed recruits from coast to coast, one from California and two from Florida.

Texas A&M finished with the No. 17 class. That’s actually an incredibly impressive result given the coaching transition. Fisher is going to have to build on this going forward, elevating the Aggies from Top 20 classes to Top 10 class in short order.

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Fisher was able to produce this level of excellence in such a condensed window. That makes the future in Aggieland justifiably bright. Fisher has promised a top two class next year, and he’s well on his way to making that a reality. Texas A&M has the No. 4 2019 class with six commitments, and it’s only February. Overall, it was a great start for the Aggies and the best is yet to come.