Texas A&M Football Staff Already Working to Flip Alabama 5-Star after Saban Retires

The new Texas A&M football staff is taking no days off, already booking a visit from the top unsigned prospect in 2024.
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 Lands Visit from Top Unsigned 2024 Prospect, Former Alabama Commit, Following Saban's Retirement

Texas A&M football’s new staff is already working hard on the recruiting trail following today’s news of Nick Saban’s retirement. 5-star wide receiver Ryan Williams, very recently an Alabama commit, will be visiting College Station this weekend, as reported by ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.

This staff is wasting no time, as Williams decommitted only hours prior to this news. The Aggie staff already has a strong connection here, as co-OC and WRs coach for Texas A&M football, Holmon Wiggins, was one of Williams’s recruiters in Tuscaloosa.

The Aggies have a shot here to make a huge move. Given their connections to many Alabama players and recruits, the Aggies stand to benefit as much as anyone following the news of Saban’s retirement. Williams is a consensus five-star recruit, even after reclassifying up one year.

That said, as you might expect with a recruit of this caliber, the Aggies won’t be without a fight on their hands. As VanHaaren reports, Auburn and Texas are also vying for a visit from Williams. Given how long the Tigers have been attempting to flip Williams, as well as the fact that he is from the state of Alabama, they figure to be the main competition for the Aggies.

Even so, Texas A&M football has a great shot. We’ve seen what Elko and company can do once they get a recruit on campus, as they got a commitment from very nearly every priority portal target on their board that stepped foot in College Station last weekend. That said, landing Williams would be an announcement that this Aggie staff is own to be reckoned with on the trail, even more than the heater they’ve been on recently.

Getting the first visit from Williams when he’s never been to campus before is a huge deal. If they can get him committed once he arrives—a huge ask, but we’ve seen Elko and company do so with lots of players recently—it would be one of the biggest recruiting moves we’ve seen recently. Here’s hoping they do just that.