Report: Texas A&M Football Trending for High-Profile Transfer Dezz Ricks
After news broke last night that Alabama transfer CB Dezz Ricks would be visiting Texas A&M football early this week, many Aggie fans were thrilled. Ricks was previously ranked as the second overall prospect for the 2024 class before reclassifying to 2023 late in the cycle.
Ricks landed with Alabama out of high school, but Texas A&M football had made an early top group of his. It appears that he is now very strongly considering the Aggies, not only because they made the initial visit list for him, but also due to the fact that they got the first visit.
If things are going the way that they seem to be, it looks like the first visit luck is once again in effect. Earlier today, Pete Nakos of On3 reported that Texas A&M football was the early leader in the clubhouse to land Ricks. Not long after, Steve Wiltfong, recruiting director for 247Sports, placed a crystal ball prediction for the Aggies to land Ricks.
For reference, Wiltfong usually places these predictions only when he has received good intel that a commitment is imminent. It's not foolproof—recruits sometimes change their minds as to timing and he sometimes gets bad info on the destination—but it is a fairly reliable bellwether.
Landing Ricks would be a huge coup for the Aggies. The back end of the defense for Texas A&M football has had talent at times, but they've been deficient in quality depth for far too long. I can't remember the last time the two-deep at cornerback for the Aggies had names that I felt fully comfortable with rotating in during the grind of an SEC schedule. Landing Ricks would change that.
Now we wait. There has been no announcement set at all, and it's still a possibility he visits other schools (though he has canceled his LSU visit). But for now, all signs are extremely positive for Texas A&M football.