Texas A&M Football Continues Aggressive Transfer Portal Strategy Under Elko

Texas A&M football has added two players this weekend out of the portal, adding to Mike Elko's recruiting efforts ahead of signing day.
Nov 18, 2017; Oxford, MS, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmets after the game against the Mississippi
Nov 18, 2017; Oxford, MS, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmets after the game against the Mississippi / Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Football Adds Two From Transfer Portal

Texas A&M football continues to add to the incoming talent headed to campus, now having one transfer portal commitment from each of the biggest positions of need except offensive tackle. After CB Will Lee from Kansas State jumped in the boat last week, Aggie fans turned their attention to the load of talent that would be visiting campus this weekend.

The hope was that Texas A&M football may add at least one—and maybe more—of their top targets while they were on campus. Now that the weekend is over and we can take stock of things, it looks like they were indeed quite successful, adding two verbal commitments and getting in great position for at least one more.

On Saturday, the Aggies landed a commitment from former Youngstown State linebacker Alex Howard. Howard, while not necessarily a premier, top-shelf name that will make a huge splash around the country, is a great addition to a linebacker room for the Aggies that will be losing Edgerrin Cooper and Chris Russell after this year.

Howard is a solid guy to have in the middle of the defense, with four years of experience under his belt. He notched 76 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, and 1 INT in his last year with the Penguins.

The second addition the Aggies made over the weekend is that of former Louisiana Tech wide receiver Cyrus Allen. Allen is a classic case of a guy who was lower rated coming out of high school, but has absolutely dominated at the lower level of major college football.

Projecting as a slot guy due to his smaller size, Allen nonetheless has the numbers of a deep-play threat, averaging nearly 20 yards per catch. He earned all-conference honors last season, and had an impressive offer list after entering the portal.

Texas A&M football is also awaiting the decision of CB Jermod McCoy, formerly of Oregon State. McCoy was on campus this weekend and is reportedly making his decision very soon. If you can add him and a guy like Trey Jones, a safety from Central Michigan, you're looking at a revamped defensive back room that is suddenly a position of huge strength.

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