As much as Texas fans won’t want to admit it, Jimbo Fisher brings a wealth of experience at the head coaching position and is better than Tom Herman.
That could very well change given Herman is still young, but for the 2018 season every AD in America would take Fisher over Herman.
All things are relatively equal when it comes to recruiting the last three seasons before the 2018 class. Texas A&M had the 11th, 18th and 13th rated recruiting classes from 2015-2017, and Texas was 10th, 7th and 25th in the same years. For you non-math majors, that adds up to the exact same number (42).
Yes, the Longhorns had the No. 3 overall recruiting class in 2018, but most of these players won’t see the field in 2018, and the ones that do will have a learning curve.
The point is, they will have a similarly talented team (though you’ll see in another slide who has the edge in experience), so Fisher gives the Aggies a small edge to break the tie.