Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Signs Speedster ATH Ernest Campbell

Texas A&M football locks down one of the nation’s fastest prospects in Ernest Campbell.

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 Signs ATH Ernest “Flash” Campbell Out of Refugio

Texas A&M football at one point had a wide receiver class of five committed, and was looking to add even more. This position group was doubtless the hardest hit out of the whole class, as the former Aggie receivers coach, Dameyune Craig, was one of the last staff’s ace recruiters.

The lone pledge who stuck by his word, even despite a big push from the TCU Horned Frogs, was ATH Ernest Campbell, who signed with Texas A&M football today. Campbell does indeed project as a receiver, but he may also see the field first as a return man.

There’s a reason Campbell’s nickname is “Flash”—he is pure speed. He is a two-time state champion in the 100m dash, booking times of 10.32 seconds and 10.22 seconds in his sophomore and junior years, respectively. For context, Achane ran a 10.22 100m dash in his final year running track for the Aggies.

The knock on Campbell is his size. Even though he’s a blur in the open field, durability has to be a concern with a guy who measures 5’8” and 150 LBs. Still, though, if Kavontae Turpin can make it in the NFL, Campbell can be a difference-maker with the Aggies. That said, it wouldn’t be the worst idea if he can add more weight to his frame without compromising too much speed.

Even so, Texas A&M football fans have got to be excited about the potential a guy like Campbell brings to the table. I doubt anyone is more excited about his addition than new OC Collin Klein, however. Campbell is exactly the type of player that was overlooked by major programs but would develop into an absolutely electric game-breaker at a place like Kansas State, and the new man heading up the Aggie offense will have big plans for Campbell in that vein.