Texas A&M Football: Early look at Aggies’ biggest spring ball storylines

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The Texas A&M football team had a quiet but successful National Signing Day, picking up two top-40 recruits in the process. That said, there’s not much to look forward to for a while. The next major checkpoint for the Aggies in 2022 will be the Spring Game.

The day after National Signing Day, the Texas A&M football program announced a few major spring football dates. Here’s what those look like via Travis L. Brown on Twitter.


This puts the Aggies’ first spring practices roughly one month away, with the annual Spring game following that by another month. With 11 early enrollees to join the team by then, Aggie fans will be able to follow a few storylines.

Storyline No. 1: How will the Texas A&M football team’s incoming freshmen look physically?

This isn’t something that is usually talked about frequently, though I believe it’s an important part of any spring game.

Oftentimes a player can look physically imposing on a high school football field but when they take the next step to college, they become one of the smaller guys on the field. As things stand, Texas A&M’s 2022 class has more than a handful of players whose size is a big part of their game.

Specifically, I’m looking at incoming defensive linemen like Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy and Anthony Lucas, two guys who are pushing 300 on the scale. Will they look physically ready to compete early at the next level?

Another player worth taking a closer look at is tight end Jake Johnson, the best at his position in the 2022 class. The 6’5″, 225-pound tight end could have room to add mass and has an opportunity to step into an early starting role.