The Texas A&M football team is as hot as anybody on the recruiting trail, pulling in two of the top three prospects in the 2022 class within the last month. Jimbo Fisher has made it clear that an eight-win regular season is not going to be the norm in College Station.
After years of trailing Georgia and Alabama in recruiting rankings, the Aggies are quickly creeping up on these two programs.
As things stand, Texas A&M has three five-star prospects committed — that’s as many as anybody in the country. The Aggies’ average recruit rating is 93.47, which is second to only Alabama and Ohio State. Fisher is bringing in as much talent as anybody not named Nick Saban.
Could this be the year that the Texas A&M football team finally has a No. 1 recruiting class?
The Texas A&M football team has always been a strong program when it comes to recruiting. That said, they’ve stood distinctly below teams like Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, and even Texas. College football can be cruel in that way.
But the Aggies 2022 class looks like it could be approaching a new landmark — the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting class.
In the history of 247Sports’ recruiting rankings, the Aggies have never held the top spot. The closest they have come is 4th in 2019 with a class that brought in DeMarvin Leal and Kenyon Green, easily Texas A&M’s top two players this season.
The importance of bringing in the top talent in the nation cannot be stressed enough. If there’s a significant talent gap, it makes coaching easier and gives A&M a much stronger chance against the class of the SEC. This much became obvious when Texas A&M outplayed Alabama for 60 minutes earlier this season, even with some injuries.
It’s important to note that A&M did this without ever having surpassed Alabama in recruiting rankings among active classes. Imagine what they’ll be capable of with better players.
Jimbo Fisher has hinted that he still has a few tricks up his sleeve, even slipping up and saying that he may finish with the top recruiting class in the nation. Keep your eyes on the prize, Aggie fans — this could be the recruiting class that changes everything.