Texas A&M Football: Aggies’ RB room is the deepest in the SEC

Devon Achane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Devon Achane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Devon Achane, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M Football team is loaded with runningback talent behind Spiller

Hypothetically, let’s say Spiller goes down with an injury. Yes, that would be extremely worrisome, but there are a handful of guys waiting behind him for an opportunity.

Take Devon Achane, for example. Right now, he’s the number two back on this team, but he could easily start at a handful of other power five schools. The sophomore runningback is arguably the fastest 2-back in the SEC, but he’ll be receiving RB2 snaps this coming season. When Spiller comes off of the field, there won’t be a drop in talent, just a difference in playstyle.

Beyond Achane? Even more talent.

The next guy in line would likely be incoming freshman LJ Johnson, a 4-star incoming freshman who is ranked in the top-100 of his class. Johnson had offers from virtually any school you could think of including Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.

The incoming freshman is built like a perfect runningback, with a low center of gravity and a lot of speed to match. If all else fails, he could be a key player in 2021.

You could even throw Ainias Smith, a player who has been working with the wide receivers this spring, into the mix. Smith is easily the most versatile player on the team. If the run game isn’t working, who’s to say that Jimbo Fisher won’t plug him into the runningback spot for a few snaps to give the team a spark of energy?

Next. DE DeMarvin Leal listed as a top ten returning SEC player. dark

The main point here is that there is no end to the talent at this position for the Aggies. Expect a big year out of this room with a new quarterback settling in on offense.