Texas A&M football set to host 5-star 2026 OL for early visit this summer

Texas A&M football recruiting is shaping up well for this year, but they've already begun to do work on next year's class as well.
Oct 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the
Oct 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football set to host 4th-ranked prospect in 2026 Lamar Brown for early June visit

It keeps on surprising me how well-organized and intentional this new Texas A&M football staff is. They continue to be ahead of the curve on the recruiting trail, which was the area that many pointed to when Mike Elko was hired as a potential weakness.

Not only have they hosted a litany of top prospects for the upcoming recruiting cycle over the course of the spring—with their biggest visit weekend still yet to come—this staff has begun to work ahead even into the next cycle.

The Aggies are set to host OL Lamar Brown, from University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a visit in two weeks.

Brown is ranked as a five star in the 247Sports Composite. He's not just a five star, though—he is the 4th ranked prospect in the entire class. Brown plays both offensive and defensive line at University Lab, and is listed under both designations on his recruiting page.

With a high-profile target like this, getting an early visit by no means signifies that you have the recruitiment sewn up, or should even be considered a leader. However, laying a base like this with these top players is extremely important for when the race begins to get going in earnest during most prospects' senior year.

As some of you may know, University Lab High School is located on the campus of LSU. It's tough enough to pull high-quality recruits out of the Boot when you're facing off against the Bayou Bengals, but especially so when they are living minutes from campus already.

Still, though, the Aggies have done it before, as have other schools. Jardin Gilbert was a high school recruiting win for the Aggies out of University Lab, and Christian Harris is another notable name from there to end up leaving the state.

This one may not go the Aggies' way in the end, but it speaks to the culture and intrigue of the program Elko is building that they can get guys like this on campus at this point in their recruitments.