The Texas A&M football team has been making headlines since National Signing Day. There are a few reasons for this — A&M pulled in a couple of unexpected commitments who signed a letter of intent on Wednesday.
The real headline here, however, is that of the Aggies holding the top overall recruiting class in the country. But that’s not the exciting part.
The part that should strike fear in anybody with Texas A&M on their schedule over the next four to five years is that a large portion of the Aggies’ class consists of elite defensive linemen. That’s right — even with talented players already on the roster, Jimbo Fisher is buckling down and bolstering a unit that was already among the best in the nation.
Jimbo Fisher is putting together the most dangerous defensive line in college football history for the Texas A&M football team
Upon first class, this is nothing ordinary. A competitive SEC team with an elite defensive line should pull in strong recruits. That said, what Jimbo Fisher is doing with his 2022 class is far from ordinary.
Of the Aggies’ 26-man class thus far, six of the players are defensive linemen. But it’s not just any of the players — four of the top six players in the class are defensive linemen. All four of them are ranked in 247Sports’ top-50 high school football players.
This will give the Texas A&M football team a defensive line that will feature seven active players who were top-50 in their respective classes.
Some notable names to watch outside of the ones in this year’s class are
This isn’t a situation where you’ll have to wait and see if the coaching will work out — there isn’t a program in the country with a better defensive line coach. Just look at Tyree Johnson and Micheal Clemons — Johnson was a three-star recruit at the high school level and Clemons was a JUCO transfer.
I even posed the strong possibility that the Aggies’ DL coach in Elijah Robinson should be the leading candidate to take over A&M’s empty slot at Defensive Coordinator. Imagine what he can do with a defensive line that is stacked end-to-end with five-star players.
There aren’t many guarantees in college football, but I can almost guarantee you that Texas A&M will have an elite defensive line for the next few years.