5 biggest Texas A&M football spring practice storylines: Position battles and more

Tracking the five biggest threads to watch for Texas A&M football throughout spring practice.
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Texas A&M football spring storylines: Can the Aggies develop WR depth?

Departures via the transfer portal and to the NFL have hurt the Aggies in several places, but the most prominent of those has been the wide receiver group. Due to injuries, opt-outs, and the aforementioned portal entries, the Ags had a grand total of three scholarship receivers available for the bowl game: Jahdae Walker, Micah Tease, and Moose Muhammad.

Now, don't get me wrong: that's a high-level assemblage of talent right there. But you need more depth than that over the course of a season in the Southeastern Conference. Noah Thomas will be added back to that mix as he returns from injury, of course, but that's still a razor-thin room if that's all you can roll out on the field.

Luckily, the Ags brought in reinforcements. Via the portal, A&M added Jabre Barber, Cyrus Allen, and Wesley Watson (PWO); via the high school recruiting ranks, they brought in Izaiah Williams, Ashton Bethel-Roman, and Ernest Campbell.

Now, of that group, only Barber, Allen, Williams, and Watson are currently on campus. It would be easy enough to pencil in three of the returning four as starters and call it a day; however, I think the juice that this group of transfers and freshmen collectively brings means that one of them will crack the lineup.

The spring game is a classic time for overreaction, so I'm sure that we'll see one of these guys make a big play that results in a summer's worth of discourse over whether he should start. The top-line talent is here for the Aggies, without a doubt—it's a matter now of developing the depth to go along with it.