Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Signs OL Ashton Funk

Texas A&M football finally inks the signature of one of their longest-tenured commits and top targets in the class.

Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Football Brings In Signature from Longtime Commit Ashton Funk

Aside from Dealyn Evans, Ashton Funk is the longest-tenured commitment to Texas A&M football in the entire class. If you listen to the recruiting guys, though, Funk has been penciled in to the Aggies since even before Evans gave his verbal back in 2022—he just didn’t make it official until later on.

Funk has long been one of the top priorities in the class for Texas A&M football. Standing at a towering 6’7” and an imposing 300 LBs, he’s already got the size to fit in along an offensive line in the league. Not only that, but he has the power and technique pieces down pretty well too.

Funk has had a pretty drama-free recruitment for the most part. Even after the coaching change, he was one of the first recruits in the class to come out publicly and say he was locked in, which was a big move for overall morale. He has established himself as a class leader in that sense, and will continue to do so with his high level of play that he will be bringing to College Station.

Alabama, Arkansas, and Auburn, as well as Texas, were all vying for Funk’s signature early on, but as I said, he kept it pretty drama-free. He’s currently ranked as the 204th overall player in the 247Sports Composite rankings, but should be much higher. 247’s in-house ratings have him pretty low, but he still ranks highly overall given where other services have him.

Funk is your eventual starter at left tackle once he develops. I could see this being a situation where he comes in and is able to contribute right away, but especially given the fact that Chase Bisontis has withdrawn from the portal and is returning to the Aggies, I don’t know that Funk needs to rush things. Give Fatheree/Zuhn/Crownover a year or two more, maybe log some time at one of the guard positions, and then you’ll have who I anticipate being one of the top tackles in the entire nation ready to go.