Can Texas A&M Football Parlay New Hire into Flipping High-Level Prospects?
With the news yesterday that Texas A&M football would be hiring Sean Spencer, formerly of Florida, as their new defensive line coach, many Aggie fans were impressed at how quickly coach Elko had moved after losing Elijah Robinson. It speaks to the planning ability and program awareness by the new head man that he had something in place and ready to go for this eventuality, as nailing down this hire—and doing so expeditiously—was a must.
Now that the Aggies have their guy in Sean Spencer, any fan of the Maroon and White has to be thinking of the potential advantages that he can bring in this role. His bona fides as a recruiter are what most will jump to, but he also oversaw some of the most productive defensive lines in the nation during his time at Penn State and has developed several top NFL talents—including none other than Micah Parsons.
It is those recruiting connections that have caught the eye of many Texas A&M football fans as regards the immediate future, however, as the portal is now open officially and early signing day is just around the corner. The fourth-ranked player in Florida’s current commit class, LJ McCray, is a defensive lineman that by all accounts had a very close relationship with Spencer. He would be an amazing add to the Texas A&M 2024 class if he were to choose to follow Spencer to College Station.
Another name to keep an eye on is a defensive tackle who just entered the portal from UF in Chris McClellan. Oklahoma fans think he’s a lock to end up in Norman, as he is an OK native, but it is also a strong possibility that he chooses to follow his former coach to Aggieland.
In all, this was a savvy hire that is not only a high-quality replacement for on-the-field matters, but could reap immediate benefits in the world of recruiting.