For the most part, the Texas A&M program looks to be moving in the right direction under the leadership of head coach Jimbo Fisher and, in the early going, that has included quality work on the recruiting trail. However, Fisher’s prized quarterback recruit for the Class of 2019 announced on Monday evening that he will be taking a step back from an initial pledge, as top prospect Grant Gunnell will be de-committing from the Aggies.
Much has changed since Gunnell originally committed over the summer, including the addition of Fisher in place of Kevin Sumlin. While there is no clear indication of the head coaching change as the only reason for the choice by the No. 49 overall prospect (according to 247Sports) in the class, it is likely a safe assumption to believe it had some level of impact.
The 6’6, 212-pound quarterback from St. Pius X in Houston did acknowledge that Texas A&M “is still very much in play” but, generally speaking, it isn’t a regular occurrence to see recruits go back to programs that they were once pledged to join before stepping back. Fisher is doing big-time work for the 2019 class already but, without Gunnell as a quarterback centerpiece, there is more uncertainty than originally anticipated in College Station.