Reason No. 3: The talent gap between Texas A&M and Texas is growing in favor of the Aggies
My third reason why the Texas A&M football program has moved ahead of the Texas football program could be looked at as an extension of my second reason. In short, it will be traced back to head coach Jimbo Fisher.
In this case, I’m referring to Fisher’s recruiting.
The Aggie head coach took a program that consistently landed in the middle of the pack in SEC recruiting rankings and brought them to the upper echelon in fast order. In each season as head coach, Fisher has brought in a top ten recruiting class nationally. Generally speaking, the talent level is on par with Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.
Five-star commitments have gone from being a pipe dream in College Station to an inevitability for the Aggies.
While Texas hasn’t been necessarily slacking, they seem to be falling behind the Aggies according to most national recruiting sites. According to 247Sports’ composite talent index, which measures all active players against each other via their recruiting rankings from high school, the Aggies have the 8th-most-talented roster in the country, while Texas sits at 11th.
Again, this isn’t the biggest margin in the world, but it’s another margin in favor of the Aggies. A decade ago, you’d have to grasp at straws to give A&M the edge in virtually any category.
This boils down to something I’ve already said today — Texas A&M is trending up while its biggest rival is moving in the wrong direction.