Why Texas A&M football has a great shot to land elite 2025 TE Linkon Cure

Top-50 player TE Linkon Cure was on campus with Texas A&M football this weekend, and the Aggies have a great shot to bring him into the fold.
Oct 7, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies tight end Jake Johnson (19)
Oct 7, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies tight end Jake Johnson (19) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Why Texas A&M football could be the leaders in the clubhouse to land coveted top TE prospect in 2025

Texas A&M football is working tirelessly to secure an elite 2025 recruiting class. I've already written about their promising outlook for offensive line and wide receiver, as well as their steady rise with a couple of top safety prospects.

Now, it looks like Mike Elko, Collin Klein, and company are making a run at one of the nation's top players at the tight end position: Linkon Cure. Cure, out of Goodland, Kansas, currently ranks as the 39th-ranked player in the nation per the 247Sports Composite, and the second at his position behind 5-star UGA commit Elyiss Williams. Despite only being a four-star in the Composite, 247's in-house rankings have Cure comfortably in eventual five-star territory at 27th overall.

The skilled TE, who stands at 6'6" and 220, visited Texas A&M football this weekend, and according to Ryan Brauninger of Texags, the Aggies have positioned themselves well. Brauninger also reports that the Aggies will receive an official visit from Cure, who came to College Station with his brother, Leyton: a transfer from Fort Hays State University.

Cure plays a position vital to Collin Klein's offensive system, so there's a natural draw there. Hopefully the demonstration this fall of just how highly-utilized the TE position is in the new Aggie system will be further fuel for Texas A&M football to eventually land him.

The other thing that makes me think the Aggies have the inside track is the man himself who runs the system. Cure, to simply look at those who are in the business of predicting ahead of time where prospects land, is a clear Kansas State lean. He's had relationships built in Manhattan for quite some time, and he is from Kansas.

Of course, though, Collin Klein is a Kansas State legend, and up until a few months ago, was the man in charge of the offense for the Wildcats. He was also very likely heavily involved with the charge to bring Cure into the fold up in the Little Apple.

It makes sense, then, that he and Cure would have a strong relationship. Despite all the predictions that have come in for the TE to land with KSU, I think the Aggies have a great shot to come out on top in this one. They have a lot to offer inherently that the Wildcats can't, and I think having Klein on their side could help push this one over the finish line.

This will be a knock-down, drag-out recruitment no matter what, of course—it always is like this with players of this caliber. I think Texas A&M football, as things stand, sit in a great spot at the moment, however.