Even though the Texas A&M football team’s huge recruiting day is in the rearview mirror, there are still a handful of elite prospects who could sign with the team. There are still a pair of five-star recruits and a handful of four-star prospects who may sign with the Aggies.
And one of those five-star prospects will be making a decision soon.
That five-star is Harold Perkins, who is a top-five prospect in the 2022 class and a heavy lean toward Texas A&M right now. Perkins will be making his decision soon, with a January 2nd date set to choose between LSU, Texas, and Texas A&M.
The Texas A&M football team is in a strong position to land Harold Perkins, which would bolster its dream class
At this point in time, everybody’s gut instinct will tell them that Texas A&M shouldn’t have any issues beating out LSU and Texas for Harold Perkins, the fifth-best player in the 2022 cycle. The Aggies have landed virtually everybody they wanted in the cycle, so why wouldn’t they pull Perk?
That said, this is a huge recruiting battle for the Aggies.
It’s not just a fight over one of the top players in the country — it’s a battle between Texas A&M and Texas for the top player in the state of Texas according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. Jimbo Fisher doesn’t really need to assert his dominance on the recruiting grounds but this would be an easy way to remind Texas who is in charge in this state now.
Perkins is a 6’2.5″, 210-pound hyper-athletic defensive player who can play virtually all over the field. Here’s part of Gabe Brooks’ (247Sports) analysis.
"Outstanding tester in a combine setting (4.49 40 prior to junior season). Athleticism jumps off the screen. Flashes home run-hitting speed as a ball carrier that translates to broad pursuit range on defense. Displays consistent back-side chase-down athleticism. Fluidity shows in running back touches and in redirecting ability on defense. Often plays from the edge but also plays off the ball. Lines up at receiver, running back, and wingback for a wing-T offense."
To put together the true dream class, Fisher needs to secure a commitment from Perkins, who might manage to give the Texas A&M football team the greatest recruiting class in the history of college football. It would be the Aggies’ sixth five-star commit in the cycle — there are only 20 five-stars in the entire country.
At this point, the Aggies are putting together a video game class. If A&M gets Perkins and Shemar Stewart to put pen to paper, it would give them five of the top eight recruits in the 2022 cycle. That’s sheer dominance.
Heck, even without them, A&M has a ridiculous class.