College football’s early signing period begins Wednesday, marking the first time that 2022 recruits can make it official and sign their national letters of intent with their destination schools. Texas A&M’s 2022 recruiting class currently stands at 21 commits, has a shot at being the best class in the country, and is already the Aggies’ highest-rated class of all time (or at least since these things started getting tracked about 20 years ago). But Jimbo Fisher and company are far from done, and there are several players announcing their commitment on Wednesday that the Aggies hope to add to their incoming class.
Committing at 7 a.m. COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M
Texas A&M already has two tight end commits in this class, but when the nation’s No. 1 tight end shows interest, you make room for him. Jake is the younger brother of former LSU QB Max Johnson, who is currently in the transfer portal. Is it possible that these two are a package deal? We’ll find out bright and early Wednesday morning.
Committing at 3 p.m. COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M
Dewberry is a four-star, national top 100 player, rated as the No. 3 interior lineman and the No. 17 recruit in Texas. He is choosing between the Aggies, Longhorns and Sooners, though the 247 Crystal Ball predictions are currently 100% in favor of the Aggies.
Committing at 3:15 p.m. committed to Alabama
This four-star recruit from IMG Academy in Florida originally committed to Clemson in June, but decommitted following the departure of DC Brent Venables. He is the No. 78 player in the country and the No. 9 edge rusher, and will make his choice between Texas A&M and Alabama.
Currently, no 247 Crystal Ball predictions have been made. UPDATE: Two Crystal Balls were submitted in favor of Alabama late Tuesday afternoon.
Committing at 3:30 p.m. COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M
Despite being from Arizona, Lucas is another player rumored to be choosing between the Aggies and the Crimson Tide. The four-star prospect is ranked No. 50 in the country, the No. 7 defensive lineman, and the No. 1 player in Arizona. All 247 Crystal Ball predictions currently have him committing to Texas A&M.
Committing at 4:30 p.m. COMMITTED TO TEXAS A&M
White comes from Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, and is an example of the unexpected pipeline the Aggies are building in the City of Brotherly Love. Senior LT Jahmir Johnson is from this same school, and 2021 A&M commits Elijah Jeudy and Tyreek Chappell come from Northeast High School, also in Philadelphia. While White is technically a four-star recruit, there are 35 five-star recruites, and he is rated at No. 37 in the country. So he’s about as close to being a five-star as you can get. He is the No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania, and 100% of 247 Crystal Ball predictions have him coming to College Station.
Goodwin has been a Kentucky commit since April but the Aggies have put on the full court press to flip the five-star Indiana lineman, hosting him for an official visit last month. While it’s a long shot that he would flip his commitment this late in the game, it would be a massive boost for an already fantastic recruiting class. UPDATE: Goodwin has announced a top two of Kentucky and Michigan State.
Yet another longshot flip, but I’ve seen reports that the Aggies have been working hard to persuade him into flipping from the Bulldogs on Signing Day.
Aggie targets who won’t commit on Wednesday:
- Five-star Texas CB Denver Harris (committing after State Championship game)
- Five-star Texas LB Harold Perkins (committing Jan. 2)
- Four-star Louisiana S Jacoby Mathews (committing Jan. 2)
- Five-star Florida DL Shemar Stewart (committing Feb. 2)
Happy ESD Eve, everyone. Stay safe out there.