Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Signs QB Miles O’Neill

Texas A&M football gets the signature of possibly the most underrated quarterback prospect in the entire country.

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 Uber-High-Upside QB in Miles O’Neill

Texas A&M football may just have signed their quarterback of the future. Conner Weigman obviously has the job on lock for the next one to two years, but Miles O’Neill, out of the Hun School in New Jersey, is bringing a set of skills to the signal caller position in College Station that screams NFL upside.

O’Neill originally committed to the Aggies five days after his official visit, and less than a month after he was offered. At that time, he was a largely unknown prospect and a low three star, competing in a low-division high school up in the Northeast. Even so, though, a look at the physical tools he has at the position immediately caught the attention of Texas A&M football fans.  

First of all, O’Neill has the prototypical quarterback build. Standing at 6’5” and 220 LBs, the New Jersey passer possesses the ideal frame for a guy you want behind center. Secondly, the guy can throw the ball a mile in the air. There was a video that circulated on Twitter earlier this football season of Miles doing some training, and he flicked the pigskin about 72 yards in the air without even looking like he was trying. Oh, and he threw it right on the dot, too.

That’s the other thing: unlike a guy like Zach Calzada, who the previous staff hoped might develop accuracy under the tutelage of savvier coaching than he received in high school, O’Neill is a highly accurate passer. He completed 72% of his passes in each of his last two seasons; that’s pretty big, as he made a huge jump in competition from his junior to senior year, and so it was a definite “prove-it” moment in that regard—and prove it he did.

O’Neill was pursued heavily by Penn State and Michigan State, but he remained solid to the Aggies even after Petrino and Jimbo departed. I have to imagine that new OC Collin Klein is absolutely thrilled that he gets to work with O’Neill as a player, and I can’t wait to see what that combination is cooking up once Miles’s time behind center comes in earnest.