Texas A&M football lands 4-Star OL Marcus Garcia: Aggies add high-upside piece

Texas A&M football adds a guy who should shoot up the recruiting rankings—and there's an interesting twist that could help their class in the coming days.
Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the
Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football lands Denton Ryan OL Marcus Garcia over Arkansas, Texas Tech, Michigan

Mike Elko, Adam Cushing, and this Texas A&M football staff have given Aggie fans a lot to be excited about when it comes to the offensive line position in the 2025 class. They've hosted some of the top talent in the nation on campus week in and week out, and they've clearly identified some guys who they consider to be diamonds in the rough—at least, if you go by their recruit ranking.

One of those guys who the rating services appear to be sleeping on is Marcus Garcia. Garcia, an offensive lineman out of Denton Ryan High School, is not within the top-300 on the 247Sports composite, but a look at his measurables and tape help you see the upside that Elko and Cushing have identified with this young man.

His 6'5", 280 LB frame can add a lot more weight in a college program, and his strength is hard to deny when you watch the film. With that in mind, it was understandably treated as a big win when the Aggies landed Garcia's commitment earlier today.

This is a big time pickup in and of itself, for the reasons I've just laid out above. The Aggies seem to be one of the first SEC teams to the party in this recruitment, though I'm sure other programs throughout the conference will be vying later on to make things interesting as Garcia continues to develop.

One interesting note here is that Garcia is the teammate of Ty Haywood, a top-10 player in the nation at the same position that Garcia plays. Haywood was in College Station this past weekend, and you have to think that Garcia's commitment was a talking point with he and the staff. Anything that helps the Aggies' chances in what will doubtless be a hotly-contested recruitment will go a long way.

In any case, this is a great add for Elko, Cushing, and company. The Aggie offensive line class could be one of the top in the nation if all goes according to plan—and Garcia is a cornerstone of that plan.