Texas A&M football recruiting rumors: Aggies “trending” for nation’s top safeties

According to a recent report, Texas A&M football is in a great spot for the nation’s best two safeties.
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football reportedly “trending” for five-star S/ATH Jonah Williams, have “great shot” with five-star S Trey McNutt

This Texas A&M football staff, despite some initial questions about their ability on the recruiting trail, has been consummately impressive so far in that arena. I’ve written a fair amount about what they’ve gotten done so far with some of the nation’s top offensive linemen, and they still stand in a great position there. However, the Aggies have recently been ratcheting up the heat with some of the best DBs in the country—and it’s reportedly bearing results.

The two safeties in question in the tweet above are five-stars Jonah Williams out of Galveston (#10 in the composite rankings) and Trey McNutt out of Cleveland, OH (#24 in the composite rankings). Both have recently been to campus and are high on the Aggies.

In the case of Williams, despite the fact that he attends the same high school where Mike Evans graduated from, the Ags got off to a slow start for some reason. He seemed to be an OU lean, with several predictions coming in at one point for him to end up in Norman, but Mike Elko and company seem to have flipped that momentum.

Williams, being a top-10 player in the country and the third-ranked in the state of Texas, is a statement recruitment for Mike Elko, Ishmael Aristide, and the rest of this Texas A&M football staff. He’s listed as both a safety and an athlete, as he can do pretty much anything on the football field—some even have him eventually playing linebacker.

McNutt, as I wrote, is from Ohio. The in-state Buckeyes are building quite the impressive DB class, with two five-star corners already committed, so this could be a tough pull—but the Aggies are right there in it. Getting him to campus this spring was huge, and notching an official visit could go a long way.

Elko’s history with DBs has to be working in the Aggies’ favor here. When you think about what he accomplished with a guy like Antonio Johnson in his defense, that coaching acumen has to be a big plus with high-profile recruits like McNutt and Williams.

These will doubtless go all the way down to signing day, no matter when or to whom each guy commits. One thing is for sure, though: the Ags are putting themselves in prime position for both.