The original phrasing of the title that I was going to use is “Texas A&M Football team lands huge commitment from 2023 OT.” This, however, didn’t seem as fitting as the title that I would eventually land on.
Texas A&M Football team lands commitment from huge 2023 OT
Why the change of phrasing, you ask? The Aggies’ recent commit in Colton Thomasson is literally a huge man. At 6-7, 320-pounds, he’s built like an offensive tackle in the NFL. The OT has always been a man among boys, so much so that the Aggies have been in contact with him since he was in 8th grade.
Here’s what Thomasson told 247Sports in an interview.
"“When I was in eighth grade, and this was back when coach (Jim) Turner was there, he and coach Fisher invited me out to visit. And then I started liking the place a lot. I visited and then went to camp after that”"
The Texas A&M Football team gained their third commit and a lot of security on the offensive line
Thomasson becomes Jimbo Fisher’s third commit in the 2023 class, joining defensive lineman Anthony James and quarterback Eli Holstein. So far, Texas A&M’s class is ranked in the top-5, still trailing a pair of SEC teams in Georgia and Florida.
Hopefully, Thomasson’s early commitment will help A&M down the road, especially if they’re looking to acquire more pieces to the offense. While the tackle is technically unranked, he’s considered one of the better offensive linemen in his class. He won’t stick around with zero stars for long.
The 6-7 offensive tackle did struggle to hold off weight for a long time, hovering around 400 pounds for a while. Recently, however, he has begun a more disciplined diet, knocking him down a jaw-dropping 80 pounds. Not only is this great for his on-field performance, but it tells you what type of person he is off the field.
Jimbo Fisher got a good one who is sure to improve throughout the remainder of his high school career. This could be the start of a great 2023 class.