Is Texas A&M Football Making a Late Move for Conference Rival’s 5-Star QB Commit?
For quite some time, Texas A&M football has had two quarterbacks committed in New Jersey’s Miles O’Neill and Mississippi’s AJ Maddox. O’Neill has been extremely solid to the Aggies basically ever since they offered, committing only a few days thereafter and never wavering since. Maddox, who had a great relationship with now-departed OC Bobby Petrino, has reportedly had a bit more of a wandering eye as of late.
It’s hard to blame him given the level of turnover that has occurred in the Bright complex in recent days, including the aforementioned Petrino, so it didn’t surprise too many Aggies to see flip predictions coming in for Maddox after he visited Ole Miss this previous weekend. It’s an in-state program putting on the full-court press to try and sway him from a situation that is a bit shaky with his current pledge.
Recruiting insiders for the Aggies have been adamant for a while that the Aggies would not pursue another quarterback with both of these two committed. The reason for this repeated refrain is the presence of five-star quarterback and Florida commit Derek “DJ” Lagway in nearby Willis, Texas; ranked 17th in the 247 Composite, he has long been the apple of many Aggie fans’ eyes. With Maddox reportedly leaning elsewhere, however, things have changed as regards the staff’s stance towards Lagway. It’s admirable to come into a new spot honoring the current commit list, but when those players decide they may have a better fit elsewhere, programs will do the same thing.
That’s why so many Aggie fans are waiting eagerly to see what Elko’s next move is regarding Lagway. With OC Collin Klein now on campus, you have to wonder if they won’t be putting the full-court press on their own in-state star with early signing day soon to come.
Florida’s situation is obviously very up in the air at the current moment, and the Aggies aren’t the only program looking to poach some top pledges. At the same time, though, Lagway has been one of the biggest ringleaders of the Gators class this cycle. Can Texas A&M football overcome that? We’ll soon know.
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