With college football's 2021 officially in the books and the New Year upon us, rumors are still flying in terms of visits and commitments for the top-ranked Aggies 2022 class, the transfer portal, and beyond
Under head coach Jimbo Fisher, the Aggies recruiting momentum is hitting full force, and as a result, the Aggies are in the mix for some of the top names around the country, each of whom wants to take a hard look at the makings of what Fisher is building in College Station.
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JULY 1 UPDATE
Elite class of 2023 wide receiver Tyler Williams - who named A&M in his final five - will announce his decision on Sept. 27.
The 6-5, 190-pound pass-catcher from Lakeland, Florida received over 40 total offers.
JUNE 30 UPDATE
The Aggies are in the running for one of the nation's top corners, in South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX) defensive back, Malik Muhammad, who released his final three on Thursday.
Alongside the Longhorns, Muhammad listed Texas and Alabama as his other finalists.
Standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, Muhammad also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many more.
Muhammad played at IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) his sophomore year, but came back to Texas to play for South Oak Cliff where he won a state championship this past season.
During the state title run, Muhammad finished with 68 tackles, six pass breakups three interceptions and one defensive touchdown.
Labeling him as just a defensive back, however, would be doing Muhammad an injustice. He's likely to remain at that position in college, but Muhammad is a terrific athlete that can make plays as a receiver, consistently lined up on the numbers for South Oak Cliff as a junior.
JUNE 29 UPDATE
The Aggies have found themselves as one of the finalists for the top defensive players in the 2023 class, in Ryan (Denton, TX) linebacker Anthony Hill.
The Aggies made the final cut alongside their arch-rivals, the Texas Longhorns.
Hill exploded onto the scene with the Raiders in 2020 as a sophomore, being named a first-team MaxPreps Sophomore All-American, and the District 5-5A-I Defensive Newcomer of the Year, all while helping his team (alongside current Longhorn J'Tavion Sanders) to an undefeated season a state championship.
That season, Hill Amassed 105 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles.
In his junior season in 2021, Hill was even more impressive finishing with 131 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, three fumble recovers, two interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns.
As a result of that impressive year, Hill was named the Texas District 5-5A-I Co-MVP, a first-team MaxPreps Junior All-American, and a Class 5A first-team all-state selection by the Texas Sportswriters Association.
JUNE 29 UPDATE
Texas A&M is one of two finalists for one of the most talented prospects in the 2023 class, Gaither (Tampa, FL) athlete, Eugene Wilson III.
The Aggies are one of just two schools in the running for the 5-foot-11, 165-pound speedster along with the Florida Gators.
Wilson plays both ways for Gaither, catching 62 passes for 925 yards and seven touchdowns, to go along with 23 tackles, five pass breakups and four interceptions in 2022.
JUNE 27 UPDATE
Talented class of 2023 wideout William "1" Fowles has named Texas A&M in his final four schools. The 6-2, 195-pound pass-catcher from Dade Christian School (Hialeah, Florida) also has Ole Miss, Georgia, and Miami on his list.
In 2021, Fowles brought in 47 passes for 1,100 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior. In a game against Opa Locka Monsignor Pace that season, Fowles caught seven passes for 204 yards and a touchdown.
JUNE 27 UPDATE
Elite class of 2023 edge rusher Chandavian "Young King" Bradley has named Texas A&M in his final three schools. South Carolina and Tennessee are the others.
The 6-4.5, 220-pounder from Platte County (MO) High School has received offers from virtually every major program across the country, including Penn State, Oregon, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan, and LSU.
JUNE 27 UPDATE
Alabaster (AL) Thompson DB Tony Mitchell has committed to Alabama, choosing the Tide over his other three finalists, A&M, Georgia, and Auburn. Mitchell released his top four schools this past week and traveled to Tuscaloosa on Sunday to commit to coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.
“The player development and opportunity to win a National Championship every year made it an easy decision for me,” Mitchell told 247Sports. “The best players go play at Alabama and they produce first-rounders every year.”
JUNE 26 UPDATE
One of the Aggies' top targets, Pittsburg (CA) Jaden Rashada, is heading to the ACC.
On Sunday, Rashada announced his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes and new head coach Mario Cristobal.
The Aggies were once a program Rashada referred to as a 'dream offer,' and will now turn their attention towards other top signal-callers, such as Dante Moore and Baylor Commit, Austin Novosad.
Rashada picked Miami over Oregon, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, and Cal.
JUNE 25 UPDATE
Texas A&M just hosted Anthony Evans, so it's no surprise the Aggies made the cut among his top schools on Saturday.
The football and track standout from Converse (Texas) Judson High School made the announcement via social media, including the Aggies along with Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, TCU, Penn State, Houston and UTSA.
Evans, a projected wide receiver, visited College Station last weekend for his final planned official visit. Georgia and Oklahoma have also hosted him officially, to date.
This spring, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect made national news in running one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in America, clocking a 10.27 in April.
Offered by A&M in May, Evans was once committed to Arkansas in this cycle.
JUNE 24 UPDATE
Desoto (TX) WR Johntay Cook II dropped his final three schools on Friday, and Aggies have missed the cut.
Texas, Michigan, and Oregon emerged as Cook's final three.
This announcement comes just one day after QB Arch Manning pledged his commitment to Texas.
Cook and Manning have developed a close relationship throughout their recruitment and have frequently discussed the possibility of linking up in college.
With Manning now in the fold, Texas sits in a favorable position to land Cook's commitment.
JUNE 24 UPDATE
The Aggies have found themselves in the final group for one of the nation's top 2023 defensive backs, Thompson (Alabaster, AL) corner, Tony Mitchell.
Mitchell also included Alabama, Auburn and Georgia in his list of finalists.
Mitchell is planning an official visit to College Station on July 31.
JUNE 23, 12 PM UPDATE
Arch Manning has committed to the Texas Longhorns.
“There’s a LeBron-like feeling about Arch Manning. LBJ’s high school games got national television exposure in the early 2000s,” Sports Illustrated's, Chris Mannix tweeted following one of Manning’s 2021 games. “Betting ESPN will give Manning — a sophomore — a lot of run on its networks, too. He looks like a special QB.”More than that, however, the impact on the Longhorns, will almost instantly turn that program into the nation's premier destination for top-level recruits.
With the nephew of Super Bowl winners Peyton and Eli, comes star power, publicity, and excitement; an excitement that has not been seen around the 40 acres since the signing of Chris Simms in 1999. - LonghornsCountry.com
JUNE 18, 8:40 AM UPDATE
One of the top wide receivers in the nation has the Aggies at the top of his list.
Brandon Innis, the super-talented pass catcher out of American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has the Aggies in his top-6 finalists, alongside some of the best programs in the country.
Alongside A&M, Innis is also considering LSU, Alabama, USC, Ohio State and Miami.
JUNE 16, 1:20 PM UPDATE
One of the best quarterbacks in America isn't quite ready to decide.
Chatter around Jaden Rashada not following through with his June 18 commitment date has been prevalent since his comments at the OT7 event in Las Vegas last weekend and they have more merit now.
Multiple sources tell SI that Rashada will instead commit on June 26. It means he could theoretically take one more official visit before making the final call, if true, between Miami and Oregon.
Rashada has already visited, in order, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, LSU and Florida for officials. Cal makes the other program in his final list of top schools.
"They've got something pretty good building up there," Rashada said of College Station. "Maybe they're a trigger man away. But they made a real good impression on me and my family, so I thought it was a real good, valuable trip."
JUNE 15, 12:20 PM UPDATE
One of the best in the country, at any position, is going to visit Texas A&M officially.
While it could seem like a longshot given his commitment to USC and standing with the program that also has his brother on the roster, Zacharriah Branch will give Jimbo Fisher's staff a closer look.
According to Chad Simmons of On3, the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout will be in College Station the weekend of June 24, and it will be his first time in town. Alabama and Florida also continue to court the Lincoln Riley commitment.
Branch was targeted by A&NM with an offer from Dameyune Craig and Tommie Robinson back in May of 2021.
JUNE 10, 2:30 PM UPDATE
One of the top prospects in the 2024 class will soon be in College Station.
According to Sam Speigelman of On3, Saint Louis (Mo.) University School star wide receiver Ryan Wingo will be making an unofficial visit to Texas A&M next Thursday.
The 6-foot-2 wide receiver, who scored 15 offensive touchdowns in 10 games with 638 reception yards and another 214 on the ground, was offered by Texas A&M back in February.
The Aggies have yet to add a verbal commitment in the 2024 recruiting class.
JUNE 6, 9:30 AM UPDATE
Another A&M target in Florida cut his list of schools with the Aggies still in the hunt.
Hykeem Williams, one of the best receivers in the class of 2023, took to Instagram to announce top schools on Sunday and Texas A&M remains in the mix. Along with TAMU, Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Florida State and Pitt made the cut.
“I’ve got a great relationship with a few coaches on the coaching staff including coach fisher,” Williams told On3. “College station is just amazing."
Williams has an official visit to Georgia and Pitt scheduled for this month. He saw College Station earlier in the spring for an unofficial visit.
JUNE 3, 11:30 AM UPDATE
Texas A&M is still in the mix for one of Florida's top wide receiver recruits.
William Fowles, the Hialeah (Fla.) Dade Christian star wide receiver, announced his top six programs on Friday. In addition to the Aggies, Georgia, Ole Miss, Miami, Florida State and Maryland made the cut.
A&M was the second program to offer Fowles, way back in March of 2020, as the Aggies have made a push for elite prospects across south Florida.
Fowles, who scored a whopping 19 touchdowns in 2021, has yet to take any official visits of record.
JUNE 2, 12:30 PM UPDATE
The recruiting weekend in College Station just got that much bigger. Jeremiyah Love is now heading to town to take his official visit.
The Saint Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers running back recruit announced the news via social media on Thursday morning.
Love, who was originally targeted by Jimbo Fisher's coaching staff with an offer in April, was at Georgia in late May. Michigan, Alabama, Notre Dame and Oregon will get the remainder of the official visits, all set in June.
JUNE 1 NOON UPDATE
The Aggies are set for a big visit schedule this June, and one of the latest to make plans is Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ) defensive end Sydir Mitchell.
Mitchell is set to visit College Station from June 3-5, and is recently coming off of a visit with the Georgia Bulldogs.
Mitchell currently holds offers from a variety of top programs, including Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas, Tennessee and USC, among others.
JUNE 1 MORNING UPDATE
Texas A&M is a top school for one of Oklahoma's best.
Bai Jobe, the Norman (Okla.) Community Christian School standout pass rusher, released his top eight programs on Tuesday evening and the Aggies made the cut. Oklahoma, Baylor, Georgia, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Miami also made the top eight.
Texas A&M offered Jobe relatively recently, in February, but have been a fixture among his top schools since.
MAY 31 UPDATE
Jaden Rashada has a date to get that first impression of College Station.
According to Sam Spiegelman of On3, the Pittsburg (Calif.) High School star will make an official visit to Texas A&M the weekend of June 3-5.
The Aggies, a program Rashada referred to as a 'dream offer,' will be among the last visits he will take before a verbal commitment is to be expected on June 18.
"Playing the biggest football, just that crowd and being in Texas is a unique opportunity," Rashada recently said. "It's something to try to make the most of, so that's kind of why I called it that."
Oregon, Miami, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida and Cal make up Rashada's top seven ahead of the final decision.
MAY 25 UPDATE
Texas A&M is lining up official visits with top targets and another is confirmed.
According to Nick Harris of Rivals, Odessa (Texas) Permian offensive lineman Harris Sewell will take his official visit to College Station from June 10-12.
The Aggies are in Sewell's top five along with Texas, Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma. The Tigers are also getting one of the trips in the month of June, per the report.
Sewell was last in College Station in early April for a spring practice visit.
MAY 25 UPDATE
One of the nation's top defensive backs has the Aggies in his top eight group.
Javien Toviano (Arlington, TX) dropped his top eight schools on Tuesday evening.
Along with Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and Alabama made the cut.
The Aggies most recently hosted Toviano for a visit in January. They will look to get him back on campus for an official visit either in the summer or the fall.
MAY 23 UPDATE
Top 2023 recruit Anthony James has announced his de-commitment from Texas A&M. The 6-5, 245-pounder from Wylie East High School made the announcement on Twitter:
MAY 23 UPDATE
Arguably the top available quarterback recruit in the class of 2023 is set to see College Station for the first time.
Detroit (Mich.) King High School star Dante Moore, who has been coveted since his freshman season in 2019, earned an offer from Texas A&M earlier this year and now an unofficial visit has been set up.
According to On3, Moore will check out A&M for 48 hours beginning June 19.
“It will be huge for me to get down there and just see how it is,” Moore told Simmons. “I will spend a couple of days on campus, I will get a look at everything, and I will get to learn more about the coaches and the school."
Notre Dame has long been considered the favorite for Moore, but he has been able to take visits to Oregon, LSU, Miami and many others of late.
MAY 22 UPDATE
A top Florida prospect has trimmed his list of college options and Texas A&M remains in the thick of the race.
Grayson 'Pup' Howard made the move on Sunday afternoon, cutting his list of three dozen offers down to just five. In addition to the Aggies, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Clemson made the cut via Howard's social media page.
A&M could be in line to receive an official visit, but the date has not yet been made public. Howard, who was at Georgia over the weekend, initially picked up his TAMU extension back in May of 2021.
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Jackson High linebacker prospect was in College Station for the blowout win over South Carolina in October and was also in town to camp in College Station twice last summer.
MAY 20 UPDATE
One of Georgia's top rising-senior football prospects has trimmed his list and Texas A&M is still in the running.
Ethan Nation, the Roswell (Ga.) High School standout defensive back, is down to eight programs. Announcing the news via his social media, the 5'11" standout revealed the contenders on Friday.
In addition to A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, USC, Michigan and Oregon made the cut for Nation. He reportedly hauled in 50 offers to date as a recruit.
A&M, which recently hosted Nation in College Station, joined the fold in courting Nation with an offer back in February of 2021.
MAY 14 UPDATE
Arguably the top target on the Aggies 2023 board, Texas A&M linebacker Target Anthony Hill has set four of his five allotted official visit dates.
As of now, the Aggies will not be one of the teams receiving an official visit. However, Hill does plan to take an unofficial to College Station from July 29-31.
Teams getting an official as of now for Hill include Oklahoma from June 3-5, Alabama from June 10-12, USC from June 17-19 and Texas from June 24-26.
Hill has already been to A&M multiple times throughout the last few months, and the Aggies were included in the release of his Top-6 Schools this spring.
MAY 11 UPDATE
One of the top prospects to have already made a commitment in the class of 2023 has trimmed his list and Texas A&M is in the running.
Daquayvious Sorey, Georgia legacy and former Bulldogs wide receiver commitment out of Chipley (Fla.) High School, is now considering eight programs.
Along with the Aggies, Sorey named Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina and Miami among his top eight programs.
Sorey de-committed on February 25, citing the desire to experience the entire recruiting process after making an early verbal commitment. He originally picked UGA in February of 2021, not long after his older brother Xavien Sorey signed with the school.
Texas A&M offered way back on January 31, 2020.
MAY 9 UPDATE
One of the top prospects in Alabama has Texas A&M high on his list.
Qua Russaw, an elite edge prospect in the Montgomery (Ala.) Carver High School class of 2023, announced a group of top programs on Sunday and the Aggies remain in the hunt.
Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida, USC, Miami, Oklahoma and Alabama State also made the cut.
Russaw was in College Station earlier this spring with Carver teammate and fellow elite recruit James Smith.
MAY 6 UPDATE
Top Texas A&M offensive line target Knijeah Harris will announce his college decisions on Saturday morning, live on CBS Sports HQ.
Harris included the Aggies in his final five choices for Saturday, alongside Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida and Miami.
MAY 5 UPDATE
Elite wide receiver Jalen Hale of Longview High School has narrowed his list to six schools. Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, USC, and Ohio State are all still in the running for the 6-1, 185-pounder.
Hale went in-depth on his thoughts on the Aggies:
“Of course their coaches stand out but you know they have Haynes King and we been playing with each other since high school,” Hale said. “So I know I would get the ball fasho there and I love the facilities and it’s a good area.”
MAY 1, 12:30 PM UPDATE
Texas A&M remains in the hunt for a top defensive line target.
Sydir Mitchell, the Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic standout up front in the class of 2023, cut his list on Sunday and the Aggies made the top group.
"It's the coaching staff. I've been talking to them since freshman year and they've been in close contact," Mitchell told 247Sports. "And the 2022 class, I really like that class. I was able to talk to them a little bit. And coach (Jimbo) Fisher is a great guy who I love to speak to and I've talked to him a bunch of times, especially at the spring game."
Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Rutgers, Miami, LSU and Auburn also made the cut for Mitchell.
APRIL 29, 1 PM UPDATE
The Aggies quest to rebuild the trenches along the offensive side took another positive step forward on Friday when they landed in the top-5 for talented Wakeland (Frisco, TX) offensive lineman Connor Stroh.
Stroh also listed Arkansas, Texas, Florida and Auburn in his top group alongside the Longhorns.
He also holds offers from Tennessee, Stanford, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Florida State, SMU, Indiana, Baylor, California, and Cincinnati, among others.
APRIL 23, 2022, 7:00 PM
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Elite running back target Cedric Baxter is down to five schools, including Texas A&M. In 12 games at Orlando, Florida's Edgewater High School, Baxter totaled 1,718 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 8.3 yards per carry.
APRIL 23, 2022, 3:00 PM
There's another Texas A&M target trimming his list, and the Aggies remain in play.
Avieon Terrell, the Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake defensive back and younger brother of NFL cornerback AJ Terrell, announced his top schools via social media on Saturday.
In addition to TAMU and of course Clemson, Auburn, Kentucky and Michigan State made the top five. He told On3 Sports that a verbal commitment may not be far off.
A&M, like many courting the NFL legacy, offered Terrell while he was an underclassman recruit.
APRIL 22, 2022, 4:30 PM
One of The Aggies' top linebacker targets in the 2023 class, Derion Gullette, released his top-12 finalists on Friday, listing the Longhorns amongst the final group.
Alongside the Aggies, Gullette listed Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Oregon, USC, Texas Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, North Carolina and Miami in his group.
A do-it-all talent for Marlin (TX) High School, Gullette played both linebacker, wide receiver, and punter.
In 2021 on defense, Gullette finished with 125 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble return for a touchdown, and two interceptions.
On offense, he had 62 catches for 1430 yards and 14 scores.
Gullette was named the 8-3A-I Co-MVP in his Junior Season. He was also named to the Super Centex First Team as a wide receiver by the Waco Tribune, and a Class 3A first-team all-state selection at wide receiver and punter by the TSWA.
APRIL 20, 2022, 8:30 PM
One of the best in Texas has trimmed his list and the Aggies remain in play.
Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff defensive back Malik Muhammad announced a move from more than 40 scholarship offers down to just six.
Muhammad also included Texas, Alabama, Florida, Miami and Michigan among his top choices. He was at Alabama, A&M and Miami most recently. He is among the most coveted defensive recruits in the country as a two-way talent checking in at 6'1", 175 pounds.
APRIL 20, 2022, 7 AM
Texas A&M has been on the hunt for a quarterback recruit since Eli Holstein backed off of his commitment and now a new offer is out.