Texas A&M Football: Underrated 2022 linebacker commits to Aggies

Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

For the past few weeks, the Texas A&M Football team has been hosting as many players as physically possible. With the return of in-person recruiting to begin the month of June, a handful of players will finally get to see their favorite campuses in real life.

Up until now, it hadn’t paid any dividends for the Aggies. On Sunday, that changed.

On Sunday, the Texas A&M Football team secured its first commitment for the 2022 class since players have been allowed to see Aggieland. That commit would be Martrell Harris, a 2022 3-star linebacker out of The Woodlands, Texas.

The Texas A&M Football team’s first linebacker commit is an underrated prospect

On the surface, the commitment of a 3-star linebacker doesn’t seem overly exciting for the Texas A&M football team at this point. The Aggies’ have established a recruiting culture that normally sees four and five-star players coming in.

That said, Harris is an extremely underrated prospect — and I’m not just saying that because I’m writing for a TAMU sports blog.

Due to high school transfer rules, Harris was held out from playing varsity football during his sophomore year. While other in-state linebackers were putting in work on the highest level, scouts were unable to get a good look at Harris.

Harris would then suffer a season-ending injury three games into his junior season. The argument could be made that it is extremely impressive of him to be ranked as highly as he is with the setbacks that he has experienced. Either way, he played well enough to earn an offer from the Aggies, which he would accept.

If Harris is lacking in any way in 247Sports’ composite rankings, he makes up for it with an extremely impressive offer sheet, with the most notable schools listed below.

  • Texas
  • Mississippi State
  • Notre Dame
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas Tech

These are just the highest-profile schools, as his offer sheet includes more than a handful of impressive programs.

While he isn’t abnormally large physically, he has impressive speed for a linebacker that could translate to an edge-rushing position in Aggieland. As of now, his only real weaknesses come from a lack of experience.

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Harris’s commitment could potentially kick off a landslide of commitments from other players who have made in-person visits recently.