4-Star LB Kelvion Riggins Commits to Texas A&M Football; Sets Up Massive 2025 Haul

Riggins is the first domino to fall for Texas A&M football in what the Aggies hope to be a huge class in the next cycle.

Oct 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the
Oct 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Football Hoping Kelvion Riggins Commitment Forms Cornerstone for Star-Studded 2025 Class

Texas A&M football had the first huge domino fall for them in the upcoming recruiting class today, as 4-star linebacker Kelvion Riggins committed to the Aggies late this afternoon. Riggins has long been a top target for the Aggies, even dating back to the previous staff, so Elko and new DC/LB coach Jay Bateman closing the deal here is pretty big.

Riggins is rated as the 228th prospect in the nation by the 247Sports composite. Even though he wasn't ranked as a five-star, many programs were vying for his signature, including Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Texas, and Alabama.

This is due to Riggins's explosive skill set. He doesn't possess what you would call an ideal frame for a linebacker (a big part of why he isn't rated higher, without a doubt), but he more than makes up for it with his athletic ability, sure tackling, and instincts on the field.

Riggins's commitment is also a huge win for the Aggies in that it is the first time in quite a while that they have landed a top commitment from the DFW area. The specialty of the previous staff had always been greater Houston, but it looks like the new group in Bright has made the Metroplex their mission as well.

This is a beginning in earnest for the 2025 class as the calendar turns to the upcoming cycle. Riggins is a prospect within the top 250 players nationwide, but he still ranks as the 28th-highest prospect in the state of Texas. This speaks to how loaded the class is for 2025 in the Lone Star State, with 17 players ranking within the top 100 per the composite.

Can Riggins be the Bobby Taylor of this class? A vocal, outspoken ringleader that helps hype things up around the Aggie program? Texas A&M football fans sure hope so. His name carries clout in the class, due to his ability to rack up stats and status as a state champion at South Oak Cliff (he transferred to Forney for his senior season).

The Aggies are hosting a huge Junior Day this weekend. Texas A&M football fans will doubtless watch this with great interest to see if Riggins's commitment can cause any more dominos to fall. I certainly wouldn't count it out.

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