Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons why Jimbo Fisher won’t take LSU job

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Reason No. 2: Recruiting has been booming for the Texas A&M football team

See the guy in the photo above? Yeah, I’m talking about the one who looks like he may have eaten one of his teammates before this photo was taken. That’s Walter Nolen, the No. 2 prospect in the 2022 class and top defensive lineman in the country.

Earlier this week, Nolen committed to play football at Texas A&M, bumping the Aggies’ 2022 recruiting class to sixth in the country. It was easily Jimbo Fisher’s biggest commitment since he’s been at A&M and Nolen will become the Aggies’ highest-ranked commit of all time, beating out Myles Garrett.

But Jimbo Fisher isn’t stopping there. As recently as this week, the Aggies have been reeling in Crystal Ball predictions for Evan Stewart, the third-best overall player in the 2022 class. Stewart is a five-star receiver and the best at his position in his class. It would be another huge commitment for Fisher.

This is all to make a simple point — things are going great in College Station. Jimbo Fisher clearly has no visible ceiling as a recruiter being in Texas and in the SEC. Going to LSU, at least in terms of recruiting, would be a lateral move.

What will he gain from leaving? You have to imagine that Texas A&M will be able to match any resources that LSU throws his way. Having an established team and every recruiting class finally in town, I don’t see why Fisher would make that move.