The Player: DJ Lagway
Lagway is a name many Aggies will be familiar with. Out of Willis High School in East Texas, Lagway is a true dual-threat quarterback. There were questions early on in his recruitment about whether he would develop as a passer, but as time goes on, he has all but put those questions to bed while still showcasing top-end running ability.
Standing at 6″2′ and weighing 225, Lagway is just on the short side of average quarterback height. The size has never hampered him in the slightest, however. This past year, he completed 67% of his passes, and only threw 5 interceptions compared to 24 touchdowns.
What are Texas A&M football’s chances with DJ Lagway?
Lagway was considered by many Texas A&M football fans to be a top-tier target for the early part of this cycle, as well as a heavy Aggie lean—that is, up until he committed to the University of Florida on December 7th. The Aggies, of course, took AJ Maddox out of Oak Grove in Mississippi at QB, but had always planned on a two-quarterback class. After Lagway committed to Florida, the Texas A&M football staff made a run at Air Noland, but Noland ended up giving a verbal to Ohio State.
Lagway has remained solid to his Gators pledge thus far, but don’t count out the Aggies here. Obviously, the distance is a plus when comparing the two programs. If things break badly for Florida this season, I could see Lagway looking around. We’ve also seen the ability of this Texas A&M football staff to keep up relationships with recruits even when they commit elsewhere—and how that has paid off bigtime in the past. I have a sneaking suspicion that this one could get interesting.
That said, however, Lagway is currently committed to the Gators. I know that not all that is shall continue to be, but if we’re picking percentages, you have to go with the status quo as far as this is concerned. Until we see what the Aggies put on the field offensively this fall—and, perhaps just as importantly, what the Gators put on the field—I have to give the nod to Napier and the Gators at this point.