Will Texas A&M Football Bring Back OL Chase Bisontis?
Chase—and stop me if you've heard this one before—started very early on after arriving on campus. After a knee injury sidelined Reuben Fatheree for the season, Bisontis stepped in at tackle and underwent a baptism by fire. His skills were clear, but there were still some rough moments (as you might expect for a guy starting right off the bat in the SEC).
All things considered, though, Bisontis's first year was pretty solid. It hurt when he said he would be hitting the portal—that's 12 starts you're losing along the offensive front—but it wasn't altogether unexpected. Another New Jersey guy, Bisontis's relationship with Steve Addazio, who obviously spent a lot of time up in New England, was a huge piece in his recruitment. Once Addazio was dismissed, it seemed to me like only a matter of time before Bisontis went to the portal.
All that said, though, I feel better about the chances of Texas A&M football getting Bisontis back in the fold than just about anybody on this list. Billy Liucci mentioned on Texags Radio this morning that Bisontis was trending in the right direction to return to the Aggies.
This would be a great retention for the Aggies—I'd really love to see Bisontis get a chance to play inside at one of the guard spots for the Aggies, as he was kind of playing out of position this past year. With Layden Robinson departing, Bisontis could slide right in as Fatheree makes his return from injury. You have to close the deal, but as things currently stand, I think Bisontis is more likely to return than not.