OL Robert Bourdon Flips from Duke to Texas A&M Football

Texas A&M football makes a late add to their 2024 class at the expense of the Blue Devils.
Sep 4, 2021; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers head coach Adam Cushing
Sep 4, 2021; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers head coach Adam Cushing / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Elko, Cushing Flip Duke Commit Robert Bourdon to Texas A&M Football

Texas A&M football will have the 2024 recruiting class completely done before long, with two huge pieces still left to fall: Terry Bussey and Ryan Williams. Of course, Bussey is still committed to the Aggies while Williams ending up in maroon and white is more of a long shot at the moment.

It has been those two electric athletes and instant-impact guys that most Texas A&M football fans have had their eyes on as the cycle winds down. But the Aggies added a piece today with a much less lofty rating and at a much less glamorous position that could end up being a huge piece of the puzzle going forward.

Texas A&M football head man Mike Elko and OL coach Adam Cushing hosted OL Robert Bourdon, out of Tennessee, this weekend for a visit. Bourdon had committed to Elko and Cushing at Duke, and had remained committed to the Blue Devils after the coaching change.

Even so, he opted to not sign in the early period, opening him up to his eventual visit to College Station. Not long after arriving on campus, he changed his commitment from the Blue Devils to the Aggies.

Bourdon, a three-star prospect, stands at 6'6" and weighs in around 300 LBs already. As one might surmise from his lower rating, he doesn't necessarily project to be an instant-impact guy—but much like when the Aggies took Dametrious Crownover several cycles ago, the staff feels they can work with the tools present to shape Bourden into an SEC-caliber tackle.

Bourdon is also a lacrosse player, making All-Region in the sport for Collierville High School in Tennessee. Multi-sport athletes are always given a bit of a bump when considering how they project to the next level; you don't often see the football/lacrosse combo, however, especially with offensive line prospects.

With this commitment, the Aggies are now at 16 high school prospects in the 2024 class (including Bussey, who also has yet to sign). Bourdon is the 4th OL commit in the class.