Texas A&M Football Lands Coveted 2025 Safety Deyjhon Pettaway
The huge Junior Day that Texas A&M football just hosted looks like it is already paying off, as they have gained the commitment of another long time target following Kelvion Riggins's pledge. Safety Deyjhon Pettaway, out of Paetow High School in Katy, a suburb of Houston, has joined Riggins as another four-star defender in the 2025 class. Pettaway's commitment makes the Aggies' upcoming class grow in number to 3, as he is joined by the aforementioned Riggins as well as longtime OL commitment Josh Moses.
Pettaway attends the same high school as Aggie players David Hicks and Daymion Sanford did—Sanford is also Pettaway's brother. He is also the cousin of Oklahoma WR Jaquaize Pettaway. Familial connections aside, this commitment also speaks to the renewed commitment to Texas high school coaches that Elko has shown since arriving in College Station. Only days beforehand, Elko himself was down at Paetow to visit.
Texas A&M football won Pettaway's commitment over several top-shelf programs, including Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. He's ranked as one of the top players in the nation, coming in at 138 overall per the 247Sports Composite ratings. That's good for the 11th overall safety and the 24th-ranked player in the state of Texas.
Pettaway is a prospect who could end up at an position on the back end of the defense. He does bring a prototypical corner build at 6'0", 180 LBs. Elko has been known to at times prefer his corners a bit on the taller side, as evidenced by several of his transfer portal pickups, but when you have the cover skills that Pettaway brings, the height is a bit of a non-issue.
This is another great add out of the city of Houston to continue to build up Elko's first real recruiting class as the head man of Texas A&M football. From the sounds of things, more could be coming soon.