Texas A&M Football Loses Highest Rated Recruit to Auburn
Cam Coleman, who has been committed to Texas A&M football since July, has now flipped his commitment to the Auburn Tigers with a little under three weeks to go until the early signing period.
With the information getting out that receivers coach Dameyune Craig would not be retained by Mike Elko, this became the most likely scenario pretty quickly. Coleman’s relationship with Craig was what pushed the Aggies over the top in the first place, so once it became clear that the coach was leaving, this became almost a foregone conclusion. Coleman is now the second five-star receiver that Hugh Freeze has committed in this 2024 cycle, despite having one of the worst passing offenses in the conference. Glass houses, yes, but it’s worth mentioning.
The Aggies will now dedicate their attention to getting former commit Drelon Miller back on board. The dynamic do-it-all receiver from Southeast Texas, in the mold of NFL superstar Deebo Samuel, had reneged on his commitment midseason, and many expected an immediate flip to LSU. That never materialized, and Miller actually made it back to College Station the weekend following his decommitment.
The rumor is that Craig’s departure, though a decisive blow against the Aggies in the Coleman recruitment, could end up being a net positive in the recruitments of other players, including Miller and another five-star in Micah Hudson. There has even been talk that not retaining him could end up aiding new Texas A&M football coach Mike Elko in keeping some of the current roster together. How true any of this is, I am unsure, but that has been the talk. Coach Elko will have 19 days and a couple of official visit weekends to work with in order to solidify the current class and possibly even bring in some new names.