The Aggies suffered another setback in their 2024 recruiting class on Friday, as four-star Mississippi QB Anthony Maddox announced that he has decommitted from Texas A&M.
BREAKING: Class of 2024 QB Anthony Maddox tells me he has Decommitted from Texas A&M— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 15, 2023
The 6’2 175 QB from Hattiesburg, MS had been Committed to the Aggies since February
Holds a Total of 20 Offershttps://t.co/VVswbcRIyK pic.twitter.com/Dkv9033imV
Maddox first committed to the Aggies in February, appearing to be an early target of then-OC Bobby Petrino. He is currently rated as the No. 427 recruit in the country, the No. 28 QB and the No. 13 recruit in Mississippi. The timing of his change of heart is not coincidental, as in recent weeks he was offered by in-state Ole Miss, and also took a recruiting visit to Oxford. The draw of the hometown team can be hard to overcome. Combine that with the coaching change in Aggieland, and it’s not surprising that Maddox (and potentially A&M) wanted to look elsewhere.
While this decommitment does dwindle the Aggies’ 2024 recruiting class down to only 14 commits, it’s not a catastrophic loss at the QB position. The Ags still have four-star New Jersey QB Miles O’Neill in the fold this cycle, who, as the No. 314 overall recruit and the No. 21 QB, is actually rated higher by industry experts than Maddox. Add him to the existing room of Conner Weigman, Jaylen Henderson and Marcel Reed, and the Aggies are more than squared away at quarterback heading into the 2024 season.