Texas A&M Football: 3 newcomers to watch for in the 2021 spring game

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Texas A&M Football newcomer to watch: WR Shadrach Banks

Shadrach Banks is another top incoming player for the Aggies in the 2021 season. At the wide receiver position, he could have more of an instant impact than any other freshman this season. Here’s why.

For starters, he’s a wide receiver. Generally speaking, this is a position that is more capable of getting early playing time, as seen by the Aggies receiving production from 2020.

In 2021, Jimbo Fisher will be looking for a wide receiver who can step in and take over this Aggie offense. Something that was missing in 2020 was a player who ate up a bulk of the receiving yards — Kellen Mond didn’t really have a number one option.

This opens up a window for Banks, who will look to get some instant playing time on this Aggie team. As a 4-star prospect, he could have chosen virtually any school, but chose to come to College Station.

That said, he’ll be competing with some extremely talented wideouts. Caleb Chapman will return from injury in the fall, Demond Demas will look to step into the spotlight, and Ainias Smith will be playing at the wideout spot more frequently.

Banks is an extremely talented 6-1, 230-pound wideout who has big-play ability. He’ll almost surely see a lot of time on the field and we’ll get an idea of how he’s beginning to mesh with this team’s quarterbacks. But does he have what it takes to earn immediate playing time?

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We’ll find out on Saturday.