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Texas A&M CB Elijah Blades enters the transfer portal

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We’re less than 90 days from the beginning of football season, but we are still seeing attrition from the Texas A&M Aggies roster, this time in the form of senior cornerback Elijah Blades.

After opting out of the 2020 season (then opting back in but missing time due to injury), Blades is the third member of the A&M secondary to transfer this offseason, joining Travon Fuller and Derrick Tucker. Fuller and Tucker were both expected to see minimal playing time, but Blades was thought to be in the mix for a significant role. He was firmly behind Myles Jones and Jaylon Jones on the depth chart, but from there, things get murky. His primary competition was thought to be sophomore Antonio Johnson, but several others are in the mix, including former junior college transfer Brian George and Erick Young. You also have guyst like Devin Morris and Josh Moten in that mix as well, so while there was a potential path to playing time for Blades, it’s a crowded cornerback room for A&M at the moment, and this transfer seems to indicate that Blades might not have gotten the playing time he would like to get in his final year of college eligibility.

He will be a graduate transfer, and can be eligible immediately at his new school this fall.