It’s been a busy month of June for the Texas A&M football staff, as official (and unofficial) visits have resumed after a more than year-long dead period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A&M has already seen one commit come from these visits in the form of 2022 linebacker Martrell Harris, and got an even bigger piece of their recruiting puzzle today in the form of 2023 QB Eli Holstein.
In honor of my pawpaw and my grandpa, both of whom I lost this year, I know this decision would make them proud. With that being said I am committing to Texas A&M University. #ADY #Gigemgang23 @lawrencedawsey @CoachDickey1 @_ZHSFootball @CoachBrew1 @SWiltfong247 @TexAgs pic.twitter.com/rEjzIc4P31— Eli Holstein (@eli_holstein14) June 25, 2021
Holstein is 6’3”, 215 pounds and is from Zachary, Louisiana, a small town just north of Baton Rouge. Considering Holstein had an offer from LSU (as well as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, etc.) this was a major steal for the Aggies. It’s rare that a Louisiana player LSU really wants escapes the state, especially one that lives only 20 minutes from Death Valley.
Rankings, wise, Holstein is currently rates as the No. 125 player in the country, the No. 7 QB and the No. 7 player in Louisiana. He is the Aggies’ second commit in the 2023 recruiting class, joining four-star defensive lineman and national top 100 recruit Anthony James.
If current commitments hold, the Aggies will have four straight recruiting classes with a four- or five-star QB, starting with Haynes King in 2020, along with Eli Stowers in 2021, Conner Weigman in 2022 and Holstein.