This 2023 Texas A&M Football commit could be a top future prospect

Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Texas A&M Football staff has been working relentlessly on the recruiting trail. With a few top ten recruiting classes already under his belt, Jimbo Fisher is already working toward his 2023 class, with a 4-star commit in Anthony James ready to come to College Station.

James is a 6-5, 245-pound defensive end out of Wylie, Texas. His frame is jaw-dropping for his age, and as long as he grows into his body, he could become one of the most physically dominating players in the SEC down the road.

That said, there is a certain level of risk when players commit early. Time and time again, we’ve seen young football players commit to a certain school too early in the process, only to back out and end up playing at another school.

TAMU will try to avoid this fate.

The Texas A&M Football team could have an early gem in their recruiting class

Right now, James is ranked as one of the top prospects in his class by 247Sports. The recruiting website currently has the Aggie commit ranked as a top-50 prospect in his class, with a very complimentary profile.

James has likely swayed in the direction of the Aggies thanks to more than a handful of successful defensive ends to come out of College Station. Most notably, Myles Garrett has become one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL after an explosive career with Texas A&M.

Right now, James is a long way from Myles Garrett but has the potential to get there. As a prospect, he has an extremely high ceiling, with the physical attributes already in place, even as a player with a couple of years left in his high school career.

Already, the defensive end has a listed 40-yard dash speed of 4.69, which would be fast, even for a current college football player. If he can continue to grow athletically, there won’t be an offensive lineman who can match him physically in the SEC.

But the main negative to go along with James is the fact that he did not play varsity as a freshman. He has extremely limited experience that can be used as a comparison to the next level, so at the moment, there are a lot of question marks to go along with him.

Next. Texas and TAMU are in a dogfight for this 5-star recruit. dark

Regardless, he has the physical attributes to get there and the Aggies got in on this prospect early.