Breaking down the HUGE two-commit day for Texas A&M football: Future of the offense?

Texas A&M football pulled in two big verbal commitments yesterday from players who could be stalwarts on the offensive side of the ball for years to come.
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) and
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) and / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football lands two huge commitments on the offensive side of the ball on the same day

In case you missed it, not only did the Aggie baseball team close out a sweep of Vanderbilt yesterday, Texas A&M football joined the party with a huge recruiting day. The Aggie football staff pulled in verbal commitments from two high-value targets in Denton Ryan OL Marcus Garcia and Corona, CA QB Husan Longstreet.

What are the Aggies getting in these two players? Well, not to state the obvious, but the fact that the A&M coaching staff is taking these commitments shows that these are two of their top targets—indeed, Collin Klein has had Longstreet identified as his #1 QB prospect in this class for quite some time, according to Billy Liucci.

Longstreet has seen a rapid rise in the rankings after a dominant camp circuit. His accuracy, ability to throw off-platform, and mobility have all been on display for quite some time, but it wasn't until recently that it began to be reflected in his ratings, as industry experts catch on to just how talented this guy is.

The new Aggie quarterback commit is a guy who can be a flagship piece in a class full of highly-rated prospects. Getting him in the boat at this point will undoubtedly have effects that resound in this recruiting cycle from now up until signing day.

Though Longstreet is a highly-ranked guy, Garcia's industry rating isn't quite at that same level yet. With the level of talent that the Aggies have been hosting on campus along the offensive line—how about four of the top six players in the nation over the past two weeks?—the fact that they took Garcia's commitment should speak to just how highly they think of the young man.

Not only is Garcia a guy with huge upside—there's a lot of potential to add to his frame from what he currently is working with, and even now he plays like one of the more physically talented and better technicians at the position in the entire state—but getting him in the boat could help the Aggies with another high-leverage recruitment. Garcia plays opposite the 10th-ranked player in the entire nation on the Ryan offensive line, Ty Haywood—who just so happened to be on campus this past weekend.

The Aggies could very well have pulled a real "two birds, one stone" move by adding Garcia—landing one of their top targets and indirectly aiding themselves in what promises to be one of the most hotly-contested recruitments in the nation.

Make no mistake—yesterday was a huge day for the Aggies' 2025 class. This could be the beginning, in earnest, of a huge wave that we see continue to rise throughout the summertime. Elko and company are building something special with this first class.