Texas A&M football adds to tight end room with another transfer portal commitment

Texas A&M football is once again heating up in the transfer ranks, as the Aggies pick up their second portal commit of the day.
Sep 3, 2022; Greenville, North Carolina, USA;  East Carolina Pirates tight end Shane Calhoun (80)
Sep 3, 2022; Greenville, North Carolina, USA; East Carolina Pirates tight end Shane Calhoun (80) / James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football adds another transfer portal piece with commitment of ECU TE Shane Calhoun

Don't look now, but Texas A&M football is heating up in the transfer ranks once more. The Aggies continue to build out the depth on their team via the portal, this time in the form of former ECU tight end Shane Calhoun.

Calhoun recorded 15 catches and 119 yards in 7 games for the Pirates last year. His season was cut short by injury in late October, but he had been considered by ECU fans to be one of the team's top offensive players over the last couple of years.

The veteran TE joins Garrett Miller of Purdue and Tre Watson of Fresno State (and Washington, kind of) as portal additions at the position for Texas A&M football. After the departure of Jake Johnson and the graduation of Max Wright, this is a move that helps continue to fill out the room for Collin Klein.

Some quick sleuthing on the internet (apologies for not being more of an ECU pirates aficionado) reveals that Calhoun has played some H-Back in the past—a position that Jimbo made little use of, but Klein is much more apt to feature. This could certainly be a guy they are targeting to use specifically in that role, especially given that he stands at 6'3", 240 LBs.

Even if not, though, having depth at this position is really helpful in Klein's system. He uses so many different formations and personnel groupings—especially at tight end—and you can't have enough quality depth at the position.

Still, though, this room is quickly becoming a bit crowded. The aforementioned Miller and Watson, joined by Calhoun, Donovan Green, Jaden Platt, Theo Mehlin Ohrstrom, and freshman Eric Karner make for quite the depth chart. This is another thing that makes me think this is a targeted, positionally specific add for Calhoun to play that H-Back role.