Texas A&M Football Inks EDGE Solomon Williams in Huge Coup over Alabama Crimson Tide
If you had told me that Mike Elko, less than a month after becoming the head man for Texas A&M football, would be fending off Nick Saban in a frenzied, last second push on signing day for a top defensive line prospect, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Yet, here we are.
The Aggies last hosted Solomon Williams for the Mississippi State game. Per Ryan Brauninger of Texags, Williams nearly committed to the Aggies that weekend; however, Fisher’s firing the next day caused him to take a step back, and when the news came down that Elijah Robinson would not be returning to College Station, the playing field was basically even once more. Texas, Oregon, and Alabama were all in hot pursuit.
The Aggies stayed after Williams, though, and were able to get him to come back to campus this last weekend, along with a couple of teammates. It appears that visit was enough to push the Aggies back to the top, but a late salvo from Nick Saban seemed like it may sway him to Tuscaloosa. Mike Elko held steady, though, and Solomon ended up signing with the Aggies.
In Williams, the Aggies are getting one of the top edge players in the whole country. This is a guy who can chase down the quarterback with the best of them; he notched 15.5 sacks and 32 TFLs in just 10 games in his junior year. He is the prototypical explosive athlete off the edge that strikes fear into the heart of the QB. He currently checks in around 6’3” and 250 LBs.
It’s hard to overstate how much of a momentum-builder this is, especially with two five star prospects still considering whether they’ll sign with this new Aggie staff. Landing Williams lends some bona fides to Elko and company, and hopefully Texas A&M football can close the deal with these other top guys in the late signing period.