Texas A&M football set to host pair of 5-star receivers during spring football

Holmon Wiggins will have a chance to prove his recruiting mettle for Texas A&M football this spring.
Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins
Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football set to host a pair of top wide receivers; can Wiggins snag a star this spring?

Texas A&M football, for as strongly as they have retooled this roster via the portal since Elko has arrived, could still use some stud pass-catchers in the pipeline. Of course, that’s a perennial truism of any team, but I say it about the Aggies due to the fact that the lack of depth will only get worse once Muhammad eventually moves on.

Luckily for the Aggies, coach Mike Elko made one of the savviest assistant hires of the entire cycle when he snagged Alabama receivers coach Holmon Wiggins. This is made even more impressive when you consider the fact that he was able to do this before Nick Saban retired, and the GOAT was trying with all his might to make Wiggins reverse course.

As we know, though, Wiggins ended up in College Station. Due to the short time he had to work with in this past cycle, we didn’t get to see the full range of what he can accomplish on the trail, though flipping Izaiah Williams and Ashton Bethel-Roman is not a bad start at all.

His cache is apparently starting to work in the Aggies’ favor. Word has started to come down the pike that some star receivers will be making a stop in College Station this spring. Landyn Rosow of Rivals reports that LSU WR commit Dakorien Moore, the top composite player in the state for the upcoming cycle, will be visiting the Ags; other outlets have given word that Caleb Cunningham, another five-star pass-catcher, will be making his way to campus as well. 

Moore is solid to LSU at this point, and I think this visit could only, at the very most, draw the Aggies neck-and-neck with the Bayou Bengals—though even that would require a herculean effort on the part of this staff. Cunningham, on the other hand, is uncommitted, though he is reportedly a Mississippi State lean at this point.

Of course, a battle with the Bulldogs for a star recruit is not quite the same as a battle with LSU, regardless of the staff in Starkville. I’m not saying I think a visit to College Station makes Cunningham a sure thing for the Ags, but they can certainly give him something to think about.

At the end of the day, recruiting is about relationships. Wiggins is one of the best in the business at building them. Playing the long game is okay—but if he and this Aggie staff are able to land one of these two huge names this spring, it would be quite a get for the first full cycle of Elko’s tenure here.