Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Signs S Jordan Pride

After flipping the star safety from the in-state Seminoles earlier in the football season, the Aggies never looked back in this one.

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 S Jordan Pride on National Signing Day

One of the first Texas A&M football commitments in a summer that saw the Aggies go on an unbelievable hot streak—though one that obviously lost its staying power with the recent staff shuffle—was Florida safety Jordan Pride. Pride had originally been committed to the in-state Seminoles before the Aggies got him to reconsider. After an unofficial visit in early May, Pride pulled the trigger on a commitment on May 9.

Standing at 6’1.5” and weighing in at 175 LBs according to 247Sports, Pride has a large frame for a safety, if not quite as bulky as Texas A&M football will eventually want him to be. Once he adds those pounds through strength training under legendary S&C coach Tommy Moffitt, however, Pride will be an absolute monster on the back end of the defense.  

Pride played his high school ball at Blountstown High School in Blountstown, FL. He is ranked as the 163rd player in the nation by the 247Sports Composite, and the 13th-ranked safety prospect. Their in-house rankings have him far lower, however, only ranking him as a 3-star—which, of course, means that the other services see him as a much higher-value prospect than even the Composite lists him.

Ever since Pride came into the fold, he’s been extremely locked in with Texas A&M football. He’s not even OV’ed to another school since he committed to the Aggies back in May, according to the 247Sports timeline. No doubt the in-state Seminoles and Gators have been trying to bring him in, especially with the season the Aggies have had, but credit to Pride for staying strong in his commitment. I’m excited to see what he can bring to the table and how he’ll develop under Ish Aristide and Mike Elko.

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