Texas A&M football recruiting rumors: Ags in the running for top-tier tackles?

Texas A&M football is doing some good work early on in the class of 2025, including making moves along the offensive front.

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

Texas A&M football recruiting rumors: Aggies making headway with a pair of in-state standouts at offensive tackle

One of the biggest complaints that Texas A&M football fans had down the stretch of Jimbo Fisher’s tenure was the play of the offensive line. There were gripes aplenty, but the tackle position was a special place of disappointment for many fans over the past two years.

Part of that was stud OT Rueben Fatheree II’s regression in 2022 and inability to play in 2023 due to injury. Maybe things would have looked a little different if Deuce had been able to play last year, letting Chase Bisontis get a run at guard (which seems to be his more natural position), but under Addazio, the Aggies really embodied the mantra of “doing less with more” up front—so maybe it wouldn’t have made a difference.

On the other side, Trey Zuhn logged a solid campaign in 2023 after having to play through injury the previous year. He certainly took a step forward, but the play of the unit has left a lot to be desired overall in recent memory.

That’s why the crop of high-level in-state talent at the tackle position for the 2025 cycle has Aggie fans so excited. This is a chance for Mike Elko and Adam Cushing to make a big statement, as programs from around the nation are looking to the lone-star state to buttress their front line talent.

Two of that number—Ty Haywood and Lamont Rogers—have now set official visits to College Station. Both of these talents are from the Dallas area, with Haywood hailing from Denton Ryan and Rogers from Mesquite Horn.

Though Haywood and Rogers aren’t visiting on the same weekend—Haywood is scheduled for June 6-8 and Rogers is set for June 13-15—it’s still a huge feat to get them both on campus. Along with Lewisville’s Michael Fasusi, these two make up a menacing triumvirate of tackle talent in the Metroplex. 

Landing even one would be a flagship achievement for Elko and Cushing—if I had to pick, I’d bet on it being Rogers as things currently stand—but the Aggies are in the running for all three. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fasusi return to campus soon, either. The Aggies are doing some major work on the recruiting front so far this cycle.