Texas A&M Football: 10 must-land recruits in the 2023 cycle

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The Texas A&M football team’s class could benefit from signing a few key skill position players

WR Johntay Cook (4-star): Cook is one of the highest-rated four-star prospects in the class with offers from schools like Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio State. The Aggies should, however, have an advantage over some schools as Cook is close in proximity to College Station.

The 6’0″ wide receiver is a track star as well with the ability to use his athleticism to play big or small. The elite wideout could join an Aggie roster that hasn’t found much success at the wide receiver position in recent years due to a lack of talent. That would change quickly.

RB Rueben Owens (5-star): The Texas A&M football team hasn’t really needed highly-rated runningback talent to find players that fit the scheme in College Station thus far. Isaiah Spiller was the 9th-ranked runningback in his class, while Devon Achane was the 4th-highest-rated all-purpose back in the country.

Imagine what A&M could do with an elite prospect in the backfield.

Owens is the second-highest-ranked runningback in the 2023 class and has a strong argument for the top spot. The El Campo ball carrier rushed for nearly 3,000 yards in 2021. That’s not a typo — Owens ran for 2,989 rushing yards with 46 rushing touchdowns in a single season. Those are Derrick Henry numbers.