The roster roller coaster of the transfer portal window while leading up to signing day following a coaching change continues to be a while ride. In this particular instance for Texas A&M, the chaos is focused at the wide receiver position.
The bad news?
BREAKING: Class of 2024 WR Debron Gatling tells me he has Decommitted from Texas A&M— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 12, 2023
The 6’1 190 WR from Alpharetta, GA had been Committed to the Aggies since December 2022
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Granted, these were two three-star recruits who were toward the bottom of the Aggies 2024 commitment list, so it may have been a situation where the new staff was not as enamored with them as the old one was. Or perhaps the recruits simply did not feel as comfortable with the new staff. But either way, those decommitments would appear to make an already thin WR corps even thinner in 2024.
The good news
While A&M may have lost two player from their high school class, they added one from the transfer portal on Monday with the commitment of Old Dominion’s Javon Harvey.
Over the past three seasons at ODU, Harvey has amassed 70 catches for 1,063 yards and eight touchdowns. While his stats don’t scream elite, he should serve as a valuable depth piece for a WR group that is in dire need of it. And it sounds like A&M may not be done taking receivers from the portal either.