If recruiting class rankings got a team into the College Football Playoff, the Texas A&M Aggies would be the three-seed heading into 2019.
Jimbo Fisher‘s staff put together the third-best class in the country for next season. They signed two five-star players, 10 four-star recruits, and 11 three-star recruits coming to College Station next season. Recruiting in-state has been good to the Aggies with 15 of their 23 commitments coming from the state of Texas.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher managed to get two top five-star recruits off of the leaderboard. The Aggies secured their best recruit in offensive tackle Kenyon Green, who is the No. 1 recruit in Texas and No. 11 in the country, as well as No. 2 at his position. At 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, Green could very well be starting from day one for the Aggies.
They also snagged another big recruit on the defensive side of the ball to not only continue to bolster their run defense, but hopefully bolster their pass rush. Texas A&M signed defensive tackle DeMarvin Leal, who is the third best player in his position and the No. 30 player overall in the country. He is 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds.
Arguably the best signing that they pulled was a big tight end from Brock, TX. Baylor Cupp is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. He is ranked No. 1 in his position, No. 9 in the state, and No. 55 in the country, and this was the steal of signing day. Kellen Mond with have a huge sure-handed target next season that will be a matchup nightmare for most teams.
In addition, the Aggies also signed the second best tight end recruit as well with signing Jalen Wydermyer who is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds.
In addition, the Aggies signed four-star safety Brian Williams (Dallas, TX), all-purpose running back Isaiah Spiller (Spring, TX), top-10 cornerback Erick Young (Richmond, TX), four-star defensive end Derick Hunter (Fort Myers, FL), 6-foot-5 wide receiver Kenyon Jackson (Loganville, GA), and three-star quarterback Zach Calzada (Buford, GA).
All of these guys are immediate impact players and a lot of people may be wondering how the Aggies got so lucky because Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide usually dominate getting the top players along both the offensive and defensive lines.
As Texas A&M football fans are learning, this is the other perk of having a great coach. Jimbo Fisher has a great reputation and this past season he has shown everyone that the Aggies are trending upwards in the SEC. With the foundation Fisher has built over the past season coupled with this recruiting class, Texas A&M may be able to ascend to the next level in 2019.