Texas A&M Football: Who will fill spot left behind by Demond Demas?

Demond Demas, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)
Demond Demas, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) /

One of the more negative Texas A&M football storylines of the offseason has been that surrounding Demond Demas, a player who is no stranger to controversy.

The former Aggie wide receiver has been arrested on multiple occasions since coming to Aggieland in 2020. Most recently, Demas was involved in a domestic assault at the beginning of spring football and was subsequently suspended from the team. On Monday, he officially announced his transfer from the program.

This leaves a huge hole in Texas A&M’s receiving corps, begging the question — who will replace his production? There are a few candidates who could fill in this spot.

The Texas A&M football team shouldn’t have any issues replacing Demas’s production

Before I really get into this, it’s important to note that Demond Demas didn’t have the flashiest career at Texas A&M. The former Aggie wide receiver only caught a single touchdown pass, accumulating 235 yards in his sophomore campaign. He didn’t catch a football during his freshman campaign.

Despite the fact that Demas was clearly extremely talented, he never found an opportunity to make a huge impact. The Aggie wideout came into College Station with a five-star rating at the high school level and a storied high school career. An under-complicated high school system prevented him from earning immediate playing time in college.

Still, he was projected to be one of this team’s top players in the receiving corps. Who can fill in for him?

I’ve been extremely high on Caleb Chapman, who seemingly gets injured within the first four games of every season. Physically and experience-wise, he makes the most sense. Chapman has similar measurables and a similar game — both are tall, speedy deep-threat receivers. Unfortunately, his durability has been a serious question mark in every season of his four-year career.

The next player and, in my opinion, the most likely to fill Demas’s open slot is Evan Stewart, who will kick off his freshman season in 2022. The new Aggie was the second-best wide receiver in the 2022 class and a five-star prospect. Unlike Demas, he should be able to contribute early.

Stewart is slightly smaller than both Demas and Chapman at just 6’0″. That said, he has more potential than both of them combined. The Aggie freshman is an incredible athlete with incredible speed — just look at some of his measurables via 247Sports’ Gabe Brooks.

"Combines great 100-meter speed with a sizzling 21.08 200. Texas 5A state medalist in four different events as a junior (long jump, triple jump, 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay). Capable of lining up outside or in the slot. Also a possible return game option."

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With Demas officially gone, Stewart will have a unique opportunity early in his career.