Horns Cannot Find Purchase in Attempts to Flip Texas A&M Football Commit
Texas A&M football has been working hard to hold onto their current class after a two-game losing streak and offensive struggles had opposing teams’ staffs circling like vultures. For the most part, they’ve been successful—though it was thought for a moment that the Ags could lose a large portion of their top names currently committed, Texas A&M football is still hanging on to the verbal pledges of all but two recruits after this onslaught of negative recruiting—one of whom was back on campus last weekend, anyway.
One of the biggest names to commit to the Aggies over the summer was 5-star defensive lineman Dominick McKinley, out of Acadiana, Louisiana. McKinley is a true force along the defensive front and has as high a ceiling of any recruit in the entire class. He is also a guy who doesn’t do a lot of media, so when he announced his pledge to the Aggies, it had many overconfident Longhorn fans stunned. The usual accusations were thrown around for a while, until it became manifestly clear that Texas A&M football boasts a defensive line that the Horns can only dream of. At this point, the loud shouts subsided into dissatisfied grumbles, and Texas fans began to slowly realize that maybe this actually was a decision that made sense for the young man.
Texas working to flip Texas A&M football commit Dominick McKinley
Nevertheless, the Longhorn staff has still been attempting to get McKinley on campus, in hopes of working towards a flip. Information began to trickle out from the Longhorn camp recently that there was a possibility that the 5-star might be on campus for this weekend’s game against Kansas State, but—as with so much recruiting information surrounding the Longhorns—it turned out to be the coaching staff in Austin overplaying their hand to insiders.
Recent reporting has revealed that McKinley does not have any plans to visit Austin at this juncture. This matches reporting from Jason Howell of Texags (paid content), who also added that the only visit McKinley currently has scheduled is one to College Station. This does not mean that a visit will in all certainty not happen; nor does it mean that if a visit happens that the Horns have any sort of edge in this recruitment. By all accounts, Dominick remains locked in with the Aggies, and I think it will stay that way.