Can Texas A&M Football Weather Late Push by LSU for 5-Star Terry Bussey?

The dynamic athlete and Texas A&M football commit will sign Wednesday. Will he end up in College Station or Baton Rouge?

Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; A view of the stands and the fans and the 12th Man logo
Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; A view of the stands and the fans and the 12th Man logo / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Will Terry Bussey Sign with Texas A&M Football After Late LSU Push?

Texas A&M football fans are watching with rapt attention in the final days before the late signing day for the 2024 class, as their top priority on the board, Terry Bussey, weighs his options. Visits to Georgia and Baton Rouge preceded a trip to College Station this past weekend, and now certain Aggie fans are worried as the Bulldogs and Tigers are pulling out all the stops.

So, how concerned should Aggies be with the efforts of each of these teams? I’ll say right now that I don’t think the Bulldogs land Bussey. It’s a late bid by a team that, up until this point, hasn’t had too much involvement. It’s an elite recruiting staff, but I think it’s a little late in the game for them.

The LSU Tigers, though, are another story. They’ve been involved here for quite some time, and was the second-place team when the Aggies won Terry’s commitment (though, apparently, a distant second). Even before Jimbo was dismissed as the head man for the Aggies, the Tigers have been trying with all their might to flip the five-star athlete from Timpson.

Will this final push put them over the top? Some certainly think so. Those who do, though, are not what I personally would consider trusted insiders on the matter. This is not the be all end all, obviously, but there has not yet been a single crystal ball put in for Bussey to pledge to the Tigers. Knowledgeable veterans of the recruiting scene, such as the staff over at Texags, remain optimistic in their tone.

It’s hard to overstate what landing the plane in this particular recruitment would mean for the new Texas A&M football staff. It’s not often that a new staff can retain an unsigned five-star over a coaching change—and, in some cases, like the recent one of Julian Sayin, even the signed ones will find a way out. In that respect, it would be huge.

In other ways, as well, this would be a huge eventuality. Bussey can play either slot receiver or corner at an extremely high level, and he would push for playing time right away.

It will be a nervous 48 hours until Bussey makes his decision final, no doubt. Aggie fans will be on the edge of their respective seats. Even so, I still have a good feeling here. We’ll keep up to date on the happenings as they roll in.

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