Just as the college football dead period begins, Texas A&M just picked up their first commit since April, landing a pledge from three-star Katy Paetow LB Daymion Sanford.
Sanford’s current recruiting ratings list him as the No. 705 recruit in the country, the No. 59 edge rusher and the No. 127 recruit in Texas, but those numbers likely don’t tell the full story. For evidence of that, just look at Daymion’s month of June. He entered the month with only four Power 5 offers (Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Minnesota and Colorado), but after performing well at camps in College Station and Tuscaloosa, has since received offers from TCU, A&M, Texas, Alabama and LSU. While Sanford would have to do some serious rankings rising to earn a fourth star (he’d have to get into the top 400 nationally), he obviously performed well enough to have some of the nation’s top programs extend an offer. Expect the rankings to soon reflect that.
It’s also worth noting that Sanford is teammates with David Hicks, the No. 1 DL, No. 5 national recruit and No. 1 player in Texas, who also just so happened to be in College Station last weekend.
The Aggies now have six commits in the 2023 recruiting class, and are once again in contention to sign some of the top talent in the country. While this class will likely be smaller than the top-ranked 2022 class, there is every reason to believe then can finish with a top 10 class in 2023, if not in the top five.