Should Texas A&M football fans worry about this 5-star WR flipping?

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M football (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The Texas A&M football team has done what many thought to be impossible — they’ve jumped both Alabama and Georgia for the nation’s number one recruiting class in the 2022 cycle. There are still some players left to commit, but with most big names having put pen to paper, the Aggies have a nice lead on the Crimson Tide.

But one key player remains unsigned.

That player is five-star wide receiver, Evan Stewart. Stewart committed verbally to Texas A&M fewer than three weeks ago, making it seem like he’d be a lock to sign with the Aggies on National Signing Day. That did not happen.

Texas A&M football fans are rightfully getting worried about this five-star wideout’s commitment

To clarify, outside of a delayed signing, there has been nothing to indicate that Stewart may sway to another school. Hook’em Headlines hypothesizes that the door may still be open for the Longhorns to steal Stewart from the Aggies, but it’s solely speculation at this point.

Stewart’s camp has not released any information that would imply a flipped commitment here.

That said, fans have every right to be worried when a player isn’t ready to immediately put pen to paper. Think about it — if you’re fully on board and prepared to play football at a certain school, why wouldn’t you sign with that program as soon as possible?

Stewart could be deterred by an Aggie class that features five other pass-catchers. Granted, three of them are tight ends, but there will be plenty of competition in Aggieland if he decides to commit to A&M.

That said, the current Texas A&M verbal commit would likely be considered the most talented wide receiver on the roster, especially considering the lack of consistent production from wideouts in Aggieland over the past two seasons.

The only two Aggies to surpass the 500-yard receiving mark in the past two years are Jalen Wydermyer, a tight end, and Ainias Smith, who is more of a slot receiver than Stewart.

Competition-wise, Stewart’s only worries should be Demond Demas and Caleb Chapman, both of whom have shown flashes but haven’t truly separated themselves as impact players. Stewart’s chances of being an immediate contributor would be very high at Texas A&M.

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In short, I wouldn’t say there’s much cause for concern quite yet. In all likelihood, Stewart just wanted to see how this class would play out for A&M and so far, it’s going very well.