With Spring Practice wrapping up for Texas A&M football, Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies have a lot of new faces on their roster. Whether from recruiting or from transfers, with the new change in personnel, we could possibly see some position battles for the starting spot in fall.
Who will start at running back for Texas A&M football?
After back to back years of Aggie running backs leaving for the draft, Texas A&M now stands with a fresh start at running back. Despite this, the Aggies still have lots of talent from the past few years of recruiting that we will finally get to see in action. But who will end up starting?
Last year, Amari Daniels was the second string running back, amounting 36 carries for 200 yards. He has great speed and vision, with a similar play style to former Aggie Devon Achane. Daniels has been in Jimbo Fisher’s system for two years now, and has the experience needed to move the ball when called upon. Daniels is 5’ 8”, 200 pounds, and had a good spring game with 10 carries, 47 yards and a touchdown.
Le’Veon Moss, a 4 star recruit from the historic 2022 class, also had a few touches this last season, with 27 carries for 114 yards, and a touchdown. Moss is 5 ’11 ” 200 pounds and a hard runner with good speed. During the spring game, Moss only carried the ball 4 times, and earned 26 yards. When given more touches, Moss could be a great asset to the run game.
Now we come to the new talent for Texas A&M football. Rueben Owens, the number 2 ranked running back in the 2023 class, has the talent to make an immediate impact on the running back room. Owens has a similar build to Moss, listed at 5’ 11”, 190 pounds, with great vision, speed, and hands. He had a great spring game with 9 carries for 48 yards in his debut. Owens has been praised for his athleticism this off season, and is poised to impact the offense come fall.
My predictions: Rueben Owens will start as the primary back, with Amari Daniels coming in when needed as a speed back. Le’Veon Moss will start as a second string back, but will receive a decent amount of time to showcase his talents.