If you’re a Texas A&M football fan and love to hire, you’ll probably have a great time since Jimbo Fisher took over at Aggieland. The head coach turned FSU has become one of the top ten nationally ranked in all recruitment cycles as head coach.
This was highlighted by a 2019 class full of players who are now favorites for national awards in the 2021 season. Among the top names in this class are Kenyon Green, DeMarvin Leal, Isaiah Spiller and a handful of other players.
But to become an Alabama-level dynasty, you have to maintain the level of talent in your school, which is exactly what Fisher is trying to do. But is it on track?
How does the recruiting class of the Texas A&M football team in 2022 merge with the rest of the SEC?
It is difficult to judge a recruitment class before the cycle really ends: there will be more commitments and there will always be possible vacancies. Still, it’s not too early to take a look at what Fisher has been cooking so far at College Station.
Right now, Fisher’s 2022 class ranks as the 9th best nationally, according to 247Sports ’composite ranking. While this would make him in his class with a lower score during his tenure, the grade should continue to rise. At this time, Texas A&M has only 14 committed players. As a reference, each of Fisher’s previous classes has completed at least 23 confirmations.
The part that should excite Aggie fans is the quality of the recruitment committed to the Texas A&M football team. It starts with 5-star Conner Weigman, who is one of the best quarterbacks in the class. He proved it with a big display at the Elite 11 Camp earlier this summer. This fall has already had a dominant start in high school.
Beyond Weigman, the Aggies have four committed players ranked in the top 100 in their category. There are only a couple of teams in the country that can match that.
For a more tangible number, Texas A&M 2022 commitments have an average rating of 92.43. This number may not mean much to you; let me give you some context. There are only three more teams in the country with such a high score in Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson.
The Aggies are in elite company.
To make an even closer comparison, ‘Bama and OSU have so far 14 players in their class, tying the total for A&M. Clemson and Alabama have two stars out of 5, while A&M and OSU have one of five.
In short, Texas A&M’s hiring class is really good. If in the future they try to reach the college football playoff, they are on the right track in terms of talent.