The Texas A&M football team’s National Signing Day had its ups and downs. The Aggies would not receive a re-commitment from Harold Perkins, who would decide to play in Baton Rouge for LSU, while they did receive a nod from a five-star defensive lineman.
The primary highlight of the day was the fact that Jimbo Fisher re-cemented his class as the greatest in the history of college football.
Since 247Sports has recorded recruiting rankings, no team has reached 328 points in the recruiting services team rankings. Texas A&M just cracked 330 after a couple of key commitments on NSD. It’s not just 247Sports, either — look at any recruiting page and you’ll see the Aggies on top.
Here are a few highlights (and a lowlight) from the Texas A&M football team’s action-packed Wednesday
Overall, it was actually a pretty quiet day for the Aggies. Scratch that, it was a pretty quiet day for most college football teams. In the modern era of college football, players tend to use Early National Signing Day, which happens in December, to commit to their respective teams. On that day, Texas A&M jumped atop the rankings for the first time.
That said, there was still plenty of action on February 2nd. Here’s what the important stuff looked like for the Aggies, starting with one piece of bad news.
Harold Perkins, LSU: Believe it or not, there was some bad. As previously mentioned, the Texas A&M football team was looking for Harold Perkins, a five-star linebacker, to re-commit. The top ten overall prospect committed and decommitted from Texas A&M in January before leaving his options open until signing day. He committed to LSU on National Signing Day.
Jacoby Mathews, Texas A&M: It’s wild when you can talk about a player like Jacoby Mathews as the 8th-best player in the class. Make no mistake — Mathews is an elite prospect. The Louisiana safety committed to Texas A&M, as expected, and gave the Aggies another top-40 boost.
Shemar Stewart, Texas A&M: Shemar Stewart is one of the prospects that everybody has been dying to see commit to Texas A&M. The now-committed Aggie is a top ten prospect and one of the best defensive linemen in his class at a jarring 6’6″ and 272 pounds. He’ll be yet another defensive lineman who can instantly step into a contributing role in Aggieland.