One week after landing their first commitment from a Class of 2020 recruit, Texas A&M Basketball has landed a big in-state commitment from Jonathan Aku.
Texas A&M Basketball is focused on building their current roster, and it seems as if the Aggies have made a big stride in that area.
Jonathan Aku, a 4-star center and perenial top-100 recruit in the Class of 2020, announced his commitment to the Aggies on Sunday.
Aku plans to reclassify to the Class of 2019, which would make him eligible for this season.
The news is big for the Aggies, as Aku is a big-time recruit, likely the biggest thus far in the Buzz Williams era. What makes the news even better is the fact that Aku will be reclassifying the this current class, therefore the Aggies will be able to repeat the benefits of his decision as soon as possible.
While it’s unknown if Aku will start immediately, the future plan for him will be to step into a role as one of the premier players on the Aggies’ roster. The Aggies have a pair of seniors down low, lead by Savion Flagg, but the bench depth had looked awfully thin.
Whether it be as a starter or a high-leverage option off the bench, Aku will certainly be a big-time producer in his freshman year with the Aggies. A gifted post scorer and plus defender, Aku will be a difference-maker on both ends of the floor for A&M.
The Aggies beat out teams such as Texas and TCU for Aku, which is a good sign for their future recruiting in Texas. Both TCU and Texas have had more success in recruiting and on the court than the Aggies in recent years, so the ability of Buzz Williams to pitch the future to recruits looks to be a major success in the early stages of his recruiting in College Station.