Texas A&M Football Picks Up Commitment from Portal WR Javon HarveyTexas A&M football adds their second portal commitment in as many days, as Old Dominion WR Javon Harvey has committed to the Aggies.
Harvey, who will be a senior, was hampered by injury last year and was unable to contribute a lot numbers-wise to a Monarchs offense that struggled at times. He only appeared in 7 total games last year, notching 29 receptions and 391 total yards, but his 2022 was far more productive. The former Old Dominion receiver is 6’0″ and 178 LBs, according to ESPN, and can play either in the slot or out wide. Harvey is a talented route-runner and will doubtless be a big contributor on special teams as well.
This is a needed add for the Aggies, who are in a bit of a position of flux at the receiver spot currently. Maroon and White fans have a bit of trepidation as to how the future of the depth there might look with Ainias Smith moving on and Evan Stewart’s future still somewhat cloudy. The Aggies have yet to hire a receivers coach, and the sense from most fans is that some of the bigger names for Texas A&M football out wide may be waiting to act until a position coach is named.
Of course, you can only dally for so long in a situation like this: there’s no telling how many programs are in the ear of a guy like Moose Muhammad or Evan Stewart (or Noah Thomas, for that matter), so conducting this search somewhat expeditiously would behoove Elko’s interests here.
As regards Harvey, though, his addition will do nothing but help the Aggies. Even if Muhammad, Stewart, and company stick around, the loss of guys like Hornsby, Coleman, and Miller from the 2024 recruiting class needed to be addressed, even if some of the players wouldn’t have seen the field right away. This is a bigtime pickup for the Aggies, and I get the sense that Elko isn’t quite done yet.