There are rarely any dull moments for Texas A&M Football fans, even in the offseason. With a head coach like Jimbo Fisher, sometimes the team’s recruiting can be even more exciting than the football. On Wednesday morning, Fisher proved that yet again when he secured another elite commitment in the 2023 class.
This one, however, may turn your head.
The Aggies’ most recent commit goes by the name of Theodor Ohrstrom, a 4-star tight end and the top overall prospect in the country… or, well, a country. Ohrstrom is a Swedish football player, playing at RIG Academy, Sweden’s best football school. To clarify, he’s the top overall player in the country of Sweden, which is still a great accomplishment.
Texas A&M Football’s newest tight end commit has the size, speed, and experience to make an impact
In all likelihood, the Texas A&M Football team will be losing their starting tight end in Jalen Wydermyer after the upcoming season. The Aggie tight end is already considered a first-round prospect, an accolade that likely went a long way in securing the commitment of Ohrstrom.
This makes the commitment extremely important, even if Ohrstrom won’t be able to immediately fill in for Wydermyer. The importance of having a strong tight end has never been more prevalent, which may explain why Fisher prioritized the big-bodied Swedish pass catcher so early on in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
Ohrstrom is a 6-6, 245-pound tight end. At that size, he could play at the college level already and look physically in place. That said, two more years building muscle mass should go a long way, and as a result, we could see Ohrstrom continue to climb in 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Speaking of 247Sports, Steve Wiltfong interviewed Ohrstrom, where the young tight end had this to say about Texas A&M.
"“They’ve shown me, I really like how they embraced my family and the whole thing about me being Swedish and I like how they use tight ends in their system and their offense. I’ve developed a really good relationship with Coach (James) Coley. Those are the main things.”"
The Swedish big man has a strong offer sheet, with options to play at LSU, Ohio State, Alabama, Texas A&M, and a handful of other big-name college football programs. He chose to come to Aggieland.
Ohrstrom joins a class that already includes a highly-touted quarterback in Eli Holstein, the 7th ranked passer of all 2023 prospects. The Aggies also have a commitment on both the offensive and defensive lines, each of whom holds a 4-star ranking.
It doesn’t mean much at this point, but Texas A&M has a nice recruiting head start. Their 2023 class was ranked in the top-5, even before this commitment. It should continue to shape up nicely, as having a quarterback, offensive tackle, and tight end committed early bodes well down the road.
Who will commit next?