As things stand, Texas A&M Football holds the 5th ranked recruiting class in the country for 2022. Jimbo Fisher has done an excellent job pulling in the country’s best talent in his short time in College Station so far and next year will be no exception.
But despite owning one of the best recruiting classes in the country, the Aggies didn’t have a prized commit. There were a handful of four-star players, but nobody stood out as this year’s Demond Demas (even though that hasn’t panned out quite yet).
But with the most recent update to 247Sports’ rankings, the Aggies’ quarterback commit for 2022 has been bumped up to 5-star status in their composite rankings.
The Aggies love their dual-threat quarterbacks and Connor Weigman looks like he could be the next Texas A&M speedy quarterback.
Connor Weigman’s presence with Texas A&M Football could pay dividends down the road
As of the 2021 offseason, the Aggies don’t have their guy at quarterback. There are a few options on the roster, but nobody has been chosen as the starter for the 2021 season quite yet.
After three and a half years of Kellen Mond, expectations will be through the roof for whoever steps into the quarterback spot. Heck, even Gig’Em Gazette has been found guilty of beginning to overhype the likely starter in 2021.
But what if none of this year’s quarterbacks pan out?
After Johnny Manziel, Trevor Knight, Kellen Mond, and other strong players under center in recent years, the Aggies as a fan base are relatively spoiled. They’ve had nothing short of elite quarterback play and that has become the norm for these proud fans.
But after four years of security at the spot, Aggie fans may have forgotten that there is no guarantee at the college level. The quarterbacks on the current roster have no experience and could all be flops.
Cue Connor Weigman.
Weigman is as talented of a quarterback as this school has seen under Jimbo Fisher thus far. Yes, he’s still in high school, but his 5-star rating speaks for itself.
If none of these guys pan out, Weigman will give this team as much security as they could possibly find out of a high schooler. It’s hard to start putting expectations on his shoulders now, but you have to feel great about having as good of a prospect as this school has seen in a long time.
Even if Haynes King or Eli Stowers earn the starting spot, there’s no guarantee that they’ll hold onto it when Weigman arrives. For now, the quarterback battle will focus on the starter in 2021, but Weigman will be a name to remember in the next few years.