Shortly after decommitting from the Louisville Cardinals, composite five-star running back Rueben Owens made his pledge to the Aggies on Wednesday night. The El Campo (TX) RB is the 12th commitment from the high school ranks for Texas A&M football in the class of 2023. Bringing elite speed, vision, and acceleration to the table, Owens compares favorably to a former Fisher player who is now tearing it up in the NFL in Dalvin Cook. He has all the makings of a feature SEC back who will doubtless play a prominent role for Texas A&M sooner rather than later.
This was a long recruiting battle that head coach Jimbo Fisher never gave up on. The Aggies seemed as though they were all but eliminated a few weeks ago, but with the departure of Louisville HC Scott Satterfield to Cincinnati, Fisher knew he could jump back in this recruitment immediately. It didn’t take long for this Texas A&M football program to go from merely having a foot in the door to knocking it right down.
Owens is the second five-star commitment for the Aggies in the class of 2023, joining David Hicks. However, even with early signing day so close, the Aggies are looking to make that number grow, perhaps by double or more. Guys like Tony Mitchell, Peyton Bowen, Anthony Hill, Hykeem Williams, and more are all still on the table. Fisher himself is one of the most relentless recruiters in the nation, and has assembled an elite staff on that front that is never out of any race until pen meets paper.
I’ve got the feeling this is only the start of something really special that’s about to happen here over the next few weeks. With rumors of an offensive coordinator hire starting to grow louder and louder, and other recruits taking notice of what this Texas A&M football program is doing, the Aggies have the chance to deal a decisive blow in short order to the narrative crafted by onlookers during this injury-riddled season.