Texas A&M Football: Ed Orgeron’s departure creates recruiting opportunity

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As Texas A&M football fans know well, Jimbo Fisher never takes a break from recruiting. This is a large part of the reason why his classes always rank in the top ten — and I mean always. In his fourth year as head coach, every single one of Fisher’s classes has ranked 8th or better by the time the final recruiting rankings are released.

This is one of the reasons why the Aggies have one of the most talented rosters in the SEC. In turn, this allows the Texas A&M football team to go toe-to-toe with any team in the country, at least physically. This was on full display when an unranked Aggie football team took down the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

And if Fisher wants to keep winning these big games, he has to keep his foot on the gas with recruiting. With a 2022 class that has begun to lag behind, Ed Orgeron’s departure may have come at the perfect time.

Texas A&M football HC Jimbo Fisher can and should jump on an opportunity created by Orgeron’s separation from the LSU football program

As mentioned, Texas A&M has been great in recruiting the past few seasons. Still, however, they’ve been lagging behind a few other SEC programs. Two of these programs are Georgia and Alabama, two teams that may be impossible to topple.

The third program is LSU.

With uncertainty at the coaching position, recruiting will take a hit for the Tigers in the 2022 and 2023 cycles. This opens up a perfect slot for Jimbo Fisher to sneak up toward the upper tier of teams in the league.

A handful of Texas A&M-offered players are currently committed to LSU, notably including top-150 runningback prospect TreVonta’ Citizen (great name), 5-star OT Will Campbell, and a handful of others. With Orgeron gone, we could see a flurry of decommits from LSU.

And a lot of those decommits could happen to be players that the Aggies were originally in the running for. One strong example of this is Jacoby Mathews, who at one point was considered a toss-up between the Aggies and the Tigers.

The 2022 five-star safety is now considered a heavy favorite to head to Baton Rouge — thankfully for Jimbo Fisher, Orgeron’s departure could change that.

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This applies to a handful of other players too. Hopefully, Jimbo Fisher recognizes this and moves on guys that he fell short of just prior.