As Early Signing Day approaches for the high school football ranks, teams around the nation are making their closing pitches to highly coveted recruits— and those verbally committed to Texas A&M football are not immune to these overtures. One of the longer-tenured commitments in the class, CB Jayvon Thomas, has been fielding attention from TCU for most of the cycle, and it looks like the Horned Frogs are turning up the temperature.
Thomas is from South Oak Cliff High School in South Dallas, so the allure of playing even closer to home is sure to play a big part in the Frogs’ pitch to him. In addition, the record of each team in 2022 has to be a plus for TCU.
Jayvon was, quite conspicuously, wearing TCU gloves in SOC’s state championship win on December 16. However, he insisted that this was merely because their opponent, Port Neches-Groves, had purple and white as their team colors, and it was his tradition to wear something that bore the colors of the opposing team.
Still, it can’t be denied that this seemed a good sign for Horned Frog fans. The TCU staff doubtless has a certain amount of confidence in this recruitment.
The Aggies, on the other hand, have an easy path to playing time to offer, as well as well-established relationships with the staff, including DB coach T.J. Rushing. The Aggies have clearly been able to sell Thomas on the future of the Texas A&M football program to get Thomas in the boat in the first place, and I feel confident that they will hammer this same pitch to Jayvon as Early Signing Day draws closer and closer.
Thomas spent this past weekend in Aggieland on an official visit. Getting the last visit of the cycle is always a good sign, and the latest news is that the Aggies remain in a good spot. However, crazy things can happen down the stretch towards signing day, so the Texas A&M football staff need to be vigilant with this recruitment especially.
Thomas is the sixth-highest rated recruit in the class as it stands, rounding out their three-man DB class (as of Monday, December 19). He is the 106th-ranked recruit overall in the 247 Composite and a key player at a position of need for the Aggies.