Priority LB target for Texas A&M football sets commitment date; Is A&M the favorite?

A top-100 player will decide soon between Oregon, USC, and Texas A&M football. Can the Aggies close the deal?
Sep 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; General helmet view of the Texas A&M Aggies before the game
Sep 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; General helmet view of the Texas A&M Aggies before the game / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Top-100 LB Noah Mikhail will decide between Texas A&M football, Oregon, and USC on June 30; can Aggies close the deal?

Texas A&M football under Mike Elko is undergoing a period of rejuvenated excitement and expectations. Part of this is a simple new coach bump, but it's tough to ignore the moves he has been making both on his coaching staff and on the recruiting trail.

The portal success is well-known so far, but I have a feeling that this summer is going to go a long way towards waking everyone up to what kind of recruiting staff that Elko has built so far in College Station. The Aggies are in prime position for several top players in the state of Texas and across the nation, and with so many top prospects making decisions earlier and earlier nowadays, this class could begin to come together very quickly.

One of the key prospects for this Texas A&M football staff is Noah Mikhail, a linebacker from La Verne, CA. Ranked 65th overall in the 247Sports Composite, Mikhail is one of the top players at his position in the nation, and the Aggies have been right there in the race for him so far.

We'll soon find out where he's leaning, as the talented linebacker has set a date of June 30 to commit. Before that date, he has OVs scheduled to Oregon, Southern Cal, and Texas A&M, with the Aggies getting the final visit.

Given that Texas A&M football is getting the final visit, I'm feeling pretty positive about this one. A lot can change in a month and a half, especially with these visits yet to occur, but insiders have been bullish on the Aggies' chances—though no one has officially predicted Mikhail to the Aggies yet.

This would be a boost to the Aggie class if it pans out well for the Maroon and White. Not to too obviously call my shot, but I have the feeling that Mikhail is going to be one of several big names to jump in the boat with Texas A&M football over the coming months.