In the age of Twitter, crystal balls and premium content, a surprise commitment is an increasing rarity. The majority of the time, the player’s school of choice is a foregone conclusion long before they hold their hat ceremony (or tweet out their commitment video). But it also makes the surprises that much more fun, as was the case Monday night when four-star West Mesquite receiver Dylan Wright committed to Texas A&M. Wright chose the Aggies over SEC rivals Alabama, Auburn and LSU, among many others, but most notably, was rumored to be leaning toward the University of Texas for quite some time. Yet, here we are, with the Aggies (for now) coming out on top in the battle for his pledge.
I wanna start off by saying rip cstruggs he was one of my biggest role models he gave me a drive just through his music. since he passed I feel tht I need to give him his honor so with further do I will be committing too..... pic.twitter.com/NuxlHwD4OE— Dman (@DeunteWright) August 7, 2018
One of the last legitimate #Longhorns targets at the X position just committed to the #Aggies in an unexpected decision. https://t.co/jl1yS5V3QW— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) August 7, 2018
At 6’4” and 213 pounds, Wright certainly has the measurables to be a receiver at the next level, and instantly becomes the top offensive skill player in the Aggies 2019 haul. He is rated as the 22nd-best receiver in the country, the 20th-best player in Texas and the 122nd-best player overall, according to 247 Sports.
Texas A&M’s 2019 recruiting class now stands at 25 players, likely with room for a couple more before it is said and done, and is sitting at third in the country, right on the heels of Georgia and Alabama. The Aggies now hold pledges from 11 of the top 30 players in the state of Texas, compared to only three for the non-rival Longhorns. While a slight slip in the rankings may be inevitable as other schools fill out their classes, this is still very likely a top 10 class. It has the potential to be the best recruiting class in recent memory in Aggies, not too shabby for Jimbo Fisher’s first full recruiting cycle at the helm.