The Texas A&M football team has the greatest class in the history of the sport in 2022. This legendary group features 19 four-star commitments and six five-star commitments. But one of these five-star commits hasn’t put pen to paper yet.
That five-star is Harold Perkins.
Generally speaking, Perkins shouldn’t be perceived as a player who would flip to another school — his commitment to A&M came as recently as the Under Armor All-American game this year. That said, he’s still taking visits to other schools. Should Jimbo Fisher be worried about it?
The Texas A&M football team’s risk of losing Harold Perkins is extremely low, but wilder things have happened
Early National Signing Day has completely changed college football. It’s not really better or worse, but with most players putting pen to paper as early as December 15th, those who don’t seem like stragglers.
With more focus on each individual guy, it’s easy to get paranoid about a flip. After all, a player who is supposed to be fully committed to play football in College Station is touring other schools and getting to know other coaching staffs. If you’re the jealous type, shield your eyes.
This upcoming weekend, Harold Perkins will be visiting the University of Florida and might be heading to LSU as well. Here’s what USA Today’s Gator Wire said about the situation.
"Reuniting the duo in the Swamp could help Florida’s chances at swaying the No. 5 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite, but there’s a lot of ground to be made up to land Perkins. His uncle said that Perkins is just making sure his decision is sound with these visits, so Florida needs to make a big impression with a lot of top-end talent in town this weekend."
The idea that Perkins is still testing the waters, at least in a sense, is scary. That said, with NIL implications for Texas A&M, the Aggies should feel pretty secure. After all, Jimbo Fisher’s class may have cost the program upwards of $30 million — what’s a little more to them?
Everybody surrounding this Aggie football program will want to do whatever they can to get Perkins, the fifth-overall prospect and top-overall linebacker in 2022, in a Texas A&M uniform this upcoming fall.
In short, there’s not much to be worried about here. A flip is in the realm of possibilities but seems very unlikely at this point in time.