A couple of months ago, the Texas A&M Football team had a top ten class that was threatening to jump atop the SEC. Fast forward a couple of months and, well… nothing has changed.
The Aggies’ eight-man 2022 class remains at eight men. Jimbo Fisher did pick up a recruit as recently as this week by the name of Martrell Harris, but he’s currently the second-lowest ranked recruit in the class.
That said, Harris is an extremely underrated recruit who lost out on a lot of playing time through his junior year. In 2021, he should have a more telling season.
Outside of Harris though, the Aggies’ most recent commitment in the 2022 class came in February. In the past couple of months, Texas A&M’s 2022 class has gone from the 8th-ranked class in the country to the 12th-ranked class.
Is it time for the Texas A&M Football team to hit the panic button on recruiting?
In short, no. Texas A&M’s 2022 class will be fine, we just have to give it some time. Right now, the Aggies are falling behind, but they’re trending in the right direction for quite a few high-profile recruits.
One of those recruits is 5-star, top-15 Harold Perkins. The Cy Park linebacker is the top linebacker in his class and could fill into a linebacking corps that will be low on talent after the 2021-22 season.
Kelvin Banks is another player to watch for. The 6-5, 300-pound offensive tackle is considered the second-best player at his position in the 2022 class and a top-5 player in the state of Texas. Right now, he seems like a favorite to go to Aggieland but this one is far from a lock.
Texas A&M Football fans need to be patient with the return of in-person recruiting
Essentially, this looks like the result of in-person recruiting returning. With players having known that they would be able to visit their prospective campuses, recruiting has slowed down for every school in college football.
Soon, we should begin to see a landslide of commits as players continue to explore all of the campuses of schools that they’re interested in. Technically, TAMU has the 4th-ranked recruiting class in the conference but the talent gap is not large.
Teams ahead of them include Georgia, Alabama, and LSU, all of whom are generally contenders to win an SEC title and earn a College Football Playoff berth. At the very least, Aggie fans can take solace in the fact that they’re hanging around with the big dogs.