Texas A&M Football: Putting perspective on how elite Aggies’ 2022 class is

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M football team’s 2022 class is elite. Water is wet. It’s difficult to do it justice, really — the Aggies’ top overall class is video game-like, with nobody coming close to the prowess that Jimbo Fisher has seen on the recruiting trail.

Fisher has brought in five five-star recruits this year. The only other school to do that as well is Georgia, which has been recruiting at an elite level as of late. What Georgia doesn’t have, however, is the same quality four-star recruits beneath them.

In terms of average commit ranking, the Aggies hold a wide gap over Georgia. A&M’s average ranking is 94.42, while Georgia 92.82. The only school that compares to A&M in that regard is Alabama, which actually has a higher rating with fewer overall recruits. That will likely drop as these classes level out.

One number makes this Texas A&M football recruiting class stand out in the history of college football

I cannot reiterate one single point enough — A&M’s 2022 class isn’t just significant for the program, it’s a significant shift in college football. Jimbo Fisher and his staff could be doing something that has never been done in college football.

This class features some of the best seniors in high school football like Walter Nolen, Evan Stewart, Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, Denver Harris, and Conner Weigman, each of whom hold five-star status in 247Sports’ composite rankings.

As things stand, the Aggies’ class has earned 325.14 points per 247Sports Recruit Football Team Rankings. The next closest school is Alabama at 317.45 points, which feels like an extremely distant second.

To put this into perspective, prior to last season, the highest-rated class in the history of college football earned 324.62 points. Alabama surpassed that last year, but even without any more commitments, that’s the standard of this class. It’s not just the top-overall class this year, it could be the top-overall class of all time.

And this class feels entirely incomplete. When it’s all said and done, it doesn’t just seem like a possibility; it seems like a certainty that the Texas A&M football team will finish with the highest-rated class of all time.

Five-star and top-five prospect Harold Perkins is still trending toward the Aggies while top ten five-star prospect Shemar Stewart could follow shortly after. This would match Alabama’s seven five-star commitments from a year ago and vault A&M’s class well above the Tide’s from last year.

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As we’ve seen, these things tend to translate to on-field results. If Fisher was able to win it all with lesser classes at Florida State, he could have a legendary stretch with this one.