Previewing the Early Signing Period for Texas A&M Football
Texas A&M football is looking to close out this 2024 class well in the early signing period. After the coaching change, there was certainly some attrition in the high school recruiting class—some of which has thus far been addressed via the portal—but it leaves the Aggies with a talented, but smaller, class at the moment.
There are certainly some opportunities to add to the class from the high school ranks, however. The Aggies hosted a couple of players out of Tampa, FL, this past weekend, including uncommitted EDGE Solomon Williams (who would be a very nice add) and Florida WR commit Izaiah Williams.
Given that the Aggies' sole WR commitment at the moment is speedster Ernest Campbell after Cam Coleman, Drelon Miller, Jaylan Hornsby, and Debron Gatling all decommitted, bringing in Williams would be quite a boon. His ceremony as well as that of Solomon Williams will be ones to watch.
At the top of the class, the Aggies will likely be waiting for their two highest-rated verbal commitments to sign until the later signing period. ATH Terry Bussey and DL Dominick McKinley have both expressed, per Jason Howell of Texags, that they will be waiting to get a better feel for the Aggie coaching staff before inking their national letters of intent.
This, of course, allows other teams to try and get a foot in the door. Even more than that, they can focus intently on these few that refrain from signing as they don't have to balance their attention with the other unsigned prospects in the class. The ability of Elko and company to continue to hold on to McKinley and Bussey will be a huge storyline over these next few months.
Class highlights aside from the two five star players include the OL commits Ivy, Ahfua, and Funk, each of which are studs in their own right; QB Miles O'Neill, who is perhaps the most underrated signal-caller in the country; and LB Tristan Jernigan, for whose signature the Aggies have been battling Nick Saban and Alabama since the season began. There are many others beside these guys worthy of mention, but we will have write-ups on each and every prospect who signs with the Aggies tomorrow ready to go, as well as any surprises that might crop up.
Speaking of signing day (adjacent?) surprises, one just came down, as four-star DL prospect Kendall Jackson just flipped from Miami to Texas A&M football. It looks like new DL coach Sean Spencer, who was working on Jackson while up at Florida, leveraged his existing relationship to supplement the Aggies' defensive line class.
What other signing day surprises might await the Aggies? It's hard to say, obviously—but if Jackson's commitment is any indication, we may have some pretty wild things coming down the pike. Tomorrow morning, the signing day tracker will go up, and that page will be updated throughout the day as the signatures begin to come in.