Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M football team has a proven track record of strong linebacker play
Think about this honestly. If you’re a linebacker looking to make a college decision, what schools come to mind?
Historically, you may think of schools like USC and Penn State. Present-day, you’ll probably think of programs like Alabama and Ohio State, both of whom have had some of the best in the game in recent years. For some reason, Texas A&M isn’t in the conversation.
That said, the argument could be made for Texas A&M being “Linebacker U.”
The Aggies have consistently had strong linebacker play since Von Miller played in Aggieland and recorded career numbers of 181 total tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, and seven forced fumbles between 2007 and 2010. The elite linebacker play hasn’t stopped.
Just look at recent years when players like Buddy Johnson and Aaron Hansford have stepped up as some of the best players at their position in the country. They both did it without a blue-chip status as recruits.
With a player as talented as Perkins, Jimbo Fisher would find a way to implement him into his system.