If you’re a Texas A&M Football fan who loves recruiting, you’ve probably been having a great time since Jimbo Fisher took over in Aggieland. The FSU-turned-A&M head coach has had a top ten class nationally in every full recruiting cycle as head coach.
This was highlighted by a 2019 class that was star-studded full of players who are now favorites for national awards in the 2021 season. Notable names from this class include Kenyon Green, DeMarvin Leal, Isaiah Spiller, and a handful of other players.
But in order to turn into an Alabama-level dynasty, you have to maintain the level of talent at your school, which is exactly what Fisher is attempting to do. But is he on track?
How does the Texas A&M Football team’s 2022 recruiting class stack up with the rest of the SEC?
It’s hard to judge a recruiting class before the cycle is truly over — there will be more commitments and there’s always a potential for decommits. Still, it’s not too early to take a look at what Fisher has been cooking in College Station thus far.
Right now, Fisher’s 2022 class stands as the 9th-best nationally, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. Even though this would make it his lowest-rated class during his tenure, the rating should continue to rise. Right now, Texas A&M only has 14 committed players. For reference, each of Fisher’s previous classes has finished with at least 23 commits.
The part that should excite Aggie fans is the quality of recruit that is committed to the Texas A&M Football team. This starts with 5-star Conner Weigman, who is one of the best quarterbacks in the class. He proved this with a great showing at the Elite 11 Camp earlier this summer. Already, he has had a dominant start at the high school level this fall.
Beyond Weigman, the Aggies have four committed players ranked in the top-100 of their class. There are only a couple of teams in the country who can match that.
To give you a more tangible number, Texas A&M’s 2022 commits have an average rating of 92.43. That number may not mean much to you — allow me to give you some context. There are only three other teams in the country with a rating that high in Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson.
The Aggies are in elite company.
To draw an even closer comparison, ‘Bama and OSU both have 14 players in their class thus far, which ties A&M’s total. Clemson and Alabama have two 5-stars while A&M and OSU have a single 5-star.
In short, Texas A&M’s recruiting class is really good. If they’re trying to make the College Football Playoff in the future, they’re on the right track talent-wise.