Texas A&M football lands their third commitment this week with huge OL pledge

Texas A&M football is heating up on the recruiting trail, adding their third commit in just five days.
Oct 16, 2021; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of Texas A&M Aggies helmets during the
Oct 16, 2021; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of Texas A&M Aggies helmets during the / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football adds powerful IOL commit in Prosper's Connor Carty, third commit this week

Texas A&M football is on a roll on the recruiting trail. Their third commit this week from the high school ranks is a big one—literally—as the Aggies add yet another offensive lineman to their budding 2025 class. Connor Carty, out of Prosper, Texas, made the call today to give his verbal pledge to the Aggies.

Carty is a composite three-star prospect, though 247Sports' evaluation calls him a "[q]uality P4-caliber IOL... who fits the [guard] archetype." His tape shows a guy with ideal size for an interior offensive lineman, and raw power that will translate well to the next level.

Watching him on film makes it a bit difficult to understand why he is rated so low. If I had to guess, he's a candidate to rise quickly if he attends some camps over the summer, or now that he has a larger amount of scrutiny in general being committed to the Ags.

Carty also holds offers from Texas, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, among many others. He was highly-regarded in the area despite some of the national talent evaluators being behind on the curve.

Standing at 6'4" and 290 LBs, Carty, much like recent commit Marcus Garcia, is a guy who can add plenty of weight to his frame. As such, he may not be a day-one starter like a Ty Haywood or Michael Fasusi would be, but his long-term upside suggests he will one day be a big time contributor to this Texas A&M football team.

Adam Cushing is putting together a great class so far at offensive line. The Aggies are trending for another prospect in Bridgeland's Jonte Newman—if they land him, it will provide a great base for the Aggies to be extremely choosy at the position throughout the rest of the cycle (not to mention another head-to-head win over Texas).

If their momentum with Newman manifests in a commitment, and having hosted elite prospects like the aforementioned Haywood and Fasusi, as well as Lamont Rogers and Andrew Babalola, the Aggies will be able to devote their resources to landing a big fish, cornerstone-of-the-class type of player at the tackle position. I'm excited to see how the rest of this class develops.