To finish off one of the greatest recruiting months that Jimbo Fisher has had during his 6 year tenure as coach of Texas A&M football, 4 star linebacker Tyanthony Smith committed to the Aggies on June 30th.
Smith is the 27th overall linebacker in the 2024 class and listed at 6’1”, 205 pounds. He is an explosive runner, consistently crashing into the backfield on quarterback pressures and has great hips and vision to be a disruption in drop coverage. Smith is a hard hitter who isn’t afraid of contact, and loves to push his opponents around and as a linebacker is very polished in his playstyle. His long wingspan mixed with is downhill running style and explosiveness makes him as tackling machine on the field.
Smith is the 8th player to commit to Texas A&M football since June 14th, and the Aggies 14th commitment overall. He is the 2nd linebacker to commit to the Aggies even after the departure of longtime linebacker recruiter and coach, Tyler Santucci.
Smith committed to Texas A&M over USC, despite being silently committed to Lincoln Riley earlier in the cycle. He visited USC on June 17th, before visiting College Station four days later on the 21st. The Aggies have been working extremely well with the recruits on these visits, and have been receiving a significant amount of recruits shortly after these visits. Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M continue to win recruiting battles over top schools around the nation, leading to the 13th overall class to round out the month of June, despite being outside of the top 40 to start the month.
And the Aggies aren’t done yet. The Aggies are still in the running for multiple 5 stars, including Terry Bussey and Micah Hudson, and have been receiving multiple predictions to land 4 star athlete Jaylan Hornsby. The continued early success from Jimbo Fisher is a great momentum starter to create a fantastic class come signing day.