Texas A&M football hosting visit from transfer portal wide receiver

Texas A&M football continues to look for answers at wideout from the portal.
Iowa wide receiver Jacob Bostick, left, gets tackled by linebacker Eric Epenesa (39) during the Kids
Iowa wide receiver Jacob Bostick, left, gets tackled by linebacker Eric Epenesa (39) during the Kids / Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen /

Texas A&M football hosting Iowa transfer WR Jacob Bostick on campus this weekend

Texas A&M football is still searching for a solution to their issue of depth at receiver through the portal before the beginning of next season. KeAndre Lambert-Smith and Sam Brown have ended up at Auburn and Miami, respectively, and so the Aggies have had to turn their attention elsewhere.

Currently, they are unable to bring any SEC transfers that are not also graduates without that player having to sit out a year—so, for all practical purposes, that option is off the table. The status of highly productive former Ole Miss and UTSA WR Zakhari Franklin on that front is still unclear—he entered college in 2019 so he should presumably be a grad transfer, but there has been no solid reporting on that question as of yet.

Another name that has emerged for the Aggies comes from quarters that most Maroon and White fans may not expect—in fact, it comes from a program that precious few associate with wide receiver play in general. Jacob Bostick, formerly of the Iowa Hawkeyes, is reportedly on campus after visiting Ole Miss this past weekend.

Bostick did not record a stat this past year at Iowa—although, to be fair, the entire Hawkeye team only recorded 170 receptions total, with only 76 of those coming from the wide receiver position. He is pretty athletic, with a verified 40-inch vertical and 3.91 20-yard shuttle time.

At 6'3", 183 LBs, the comparison listed for him on 247Sports should catch the eye of many Aggie fans: Josh Reynolds. One of the most beloved players in recent Aggie history, Reynolds was a clutch receiver who made big play after big play for the Maroon and White, so that's some high praise as far as A&M fans are concerned.

Look, I know that "Iowa WR transfer," in a vacuum, will not excite anybody. But for my money, it's less a dearth of skill talent coming into the Hawkeye program and more of an overall philosophy that has led to their offensive ineptitude—something that Aggie fans should be familiar with. Bostick has the measurables to be a productive player, if not exactly a day-one contributor. Depth is what is needed for this Texas A&M football team, and I think Bostick would be a solid pickup if he ends up committing.