Texas A&M Football won’t sweat losing 4-star QB to Arizona

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Grant Gunnell announced he will follow Kevin Sumlin to Arizona, officially spurning Texas A&M football. The Aggies will be just fine.

Former Texas A&M football head coach Kevin Sumlin was preparing for the future with 2019 4-star quarterback Grant Gunnell, one of the top ranked pro-style passers in the class, but his time with the Aggies was cut short when they decided to move on to Jimbo Fisher.

It appears Gunnell likes what he sees in Sumlin as a coach. He turned down offers from Texas A&M, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin, among several others and he will follow Sumlin to Arizona.

The Houston, TX native from St. Pius X has been turning heads already and looks to be the real deal. He is the 97th-ranked player and third among pro-style quarterbacks, according to the 247 Sports composite.

Admittedly, when Sumlin decided to go to Arizona after they had to push Rich Rodriguez out the door, I thought it was the perfect fit for him. There is immense pressure from Aggie fans and boosters to succeed and he didn’t seem to handle it well. More importantly, his offense failed to produce results against the premier teams in the SEC West (save for a couple years with that guy Johnny Manziel, maybe you heard of him?)

This was the first big win for him on the recruiting trail and it gives Arizona some hope for the future. They only have the 55th ranked recruiting class right now, but if Sumlin’s history says anything, that number will climb by signing day.

Although Texas A&M would have gladly accepted a commitment if he gave it, the Aggies will not lose sleep over this. They are plenty set up to compete for the next couple of years and have players on the team or who are being recruited that can be part of the Jimbo future.

Here are a couple reasons why the Aggies will be just fine.