Texas A&M Football: Why Brownlow-Dindy committed out of nowhere

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The Texas A&M football team just secured their highest-ranked commitment since 2014. Wait… no, that’s not right. The Aggies actually just secured its third-highest-ranked commit in the past month.

If not for the previous two commitments in the past 30 days, the Texas A&M football would, in fact, have just brought in its highest-rated player from the high school level in eight years. I am saying all of this to bring forth the concept that Jimbo Fisher is on an absolute tear in recruiting right now.

This Aggie football team is skyrocketing in 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, leaving teams like Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame in the dust. This recent commitment only adds insult to injury for those behind A&M.

The Texas A&M football team flipped five-star Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy from Oklahoma on Monday

On Monday night, one of the more unexpected commitments of the recruiting cycle. That commitment came from five-star Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, who was committed to play at Oklahoma prior to this announcement.

Here’s what Brownlow-Dindy said about committing to play in College Station.

"“In every single interview I’ve been doing the past two years, I’ve always talked about having the relationships with the coaches and basically all the coaches I talked to left Oklahoma and it was even to the very end Texas A&M and Oklahoma so with all the coaches I was familiar with and had a chance of leaving I knew Texas A&M would be right for me.”"

In short, the Aggies benefitted from Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma. The former Sooner head coach left his post for the USC football head coaching gig earlier this week, opening up the spot. Clearly, this five-star recruit wanted familiarity with coaches — this is a situation where coming in second place pays dividends.

Brownlow-Dindy is 6’3″ and 280 pounds. As five-star prospects often go, this current high schooler is essentially built like an NFL player already. Unlike some other Aggie defensive linemen recently, this commit is a true defensive tackle — it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see him slide around the defensive line.

With DeMarvin Leal recently announcing his intentions to depart Aggieland for the NFL Draft, GBD will likely find early playing time on a defensive line that is already among the nation’s elite.

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Even with a couple of key departures, Brownlow-Dindy and fellow five-star defensive tackle Walter Nolen should be able to dominate early.