It’s finally game week for Texas A&M football, and every fan of the Maroon and White is anxious to see who rolls out for the Aggies as a starter on Saturday. Of course, the QB position draws the most attention when the starter is in question (though, by all accounts, Conner Weigman should be the man for the Ags this season), but another position that is vital for this Texas A&M football program going forward is linebacker.
Only a select few years since joining the SEC have the Aggies had a decent linebacking corps, and last year’s group left a lot to be desired on the field. Combined with the recent high-profile losses at the position on the recruiting trail, many have pointed to this position as a weakness for Texas A&M football.
Enter freshman Taurean York. York was a late add to the Aggie class this past cycle after being committed to Baylor for quite a while. He brought in the reputation of being a hard worker both on the field and in the film room, and ever since he set foot on campus, it has been intimated by those close to the program that he would have a shot to play quite a bit. Well, according to Texas A&M insider Billy Liucci on yesterday’s edition of the Loochador podcast, it seems like York may have done enough to lock down a starting spot on DJ Durkin’s defense.
Rumors of this development have been circulating for a bit, ever since a screenshot of a Facebook post by what appears to be one of York’s parents surfaced claiming that Taurean had been named a starter. This was very unofficial of course, but it seems as though that may have been more than just a rumor.
I’d imagine we’ll find out more from Jimbo’s presser today. Regardless of whether he starts day one, all of Aggieland is excited to see York play for this Texas A&M football program in 2023.