After Two Huge 2025 Commitments, Who Is Next for Texas A&M Football?

Mike Elko and the Texas A&M football staff are building a very strong base for what could be a record-setting 2025 class.
Oct 29, 2016; College Station, TX, USA;  A view of the exterior of Kyle Field before the Texas
Oct 29, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; A view of the exterior of Kyle Field before the Texas / Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Who Will Be the Next Recruit to Commit to Texas A&M Football in the 2025 Class?

After a big recruiting weekend for Texas A&M football, where the Aggies hosted a large number of their top targets in the upcoming class and landed two big time defenders in Kelvion Riggins and Deyjhon Pettaway, there’s some momentum rolling on the side of the Aggies. Mike Elko and the new staff for Texas A&M football have been generating a whole lot of buzz in the high school ranks already, and it sounds like every single visit has been a huge success.

Both Riggins and Pettaway had been longtime Aggie leans, but getting them in the boat was vital. By that same token, it sounds like A&M was able to claw their way back in a few recruitments that the previous staff had been all but shut out of.

With all that in mind, I’m sure every Aggie fan wants to know who might be next to commit to the Aggies. Given the level of talent that has been on campus checking out the Maroon and White recently, any of these names would be a huge development, but here are a few I am keeping my eye on, given what the insiders are saying.

1. Riley Pettijohn

Pettijohn is a borderline five-star linebacker prospect out of Dallas-Fort Worth. He visited the Aggies last weekend, and called the visit “eye-opening.” Coach Bateman has been a huge hit with lots of the recruits—given that Riggins, who lives nearby, is now an Aggie pledge, I imagine he is doing some work on Pettijohn as well. This would be a seismic pickup for Texas A&M football.

2. Michael Terry

An electric receiver out of San Antonio, getting Terry on campus this past weekend was huge for the Aggies. He was coming off a junior day visit to Austin, and it sounds like his stop in College Station halted whatever Longhorn momentum was going. My gut feeling is that this one ends up as an in-state battle.

3. Kaliq Lockett

Lockett, who was in College Station a couple of weeks ago, has had nothing but good things to say about Texas A&M football since he got to visit and meet the new staff. A highly-regarded receiver prospect, he’s a guy that I sense the Aggies having a lot of momentum with at the moment.

4. Elijah Barnes

“Bo” Barnes is another big time linebacker from the Metroplex. This visit was thought to be more of a “get-back-on-the-radar” thing than anything else, but it sounds like the new Aggie staff went above and beyond, judging from what insiders like Jason Howell of Texags are saying. Out of the four, I’d be the most surprised if he pulled the trigger soon, but this is another one that Coach Bateman is doing a great job with.