When Jimbo Fisher was linked with the LSU head coach vacancy in the fall of 2021, Fisher rejected any report of his interest in the job by rhetorically asking why he would play against the 2022 recruiting class he was in the midst of building in Texas. IS.
The early signing period has come and gone, and Fisher’s sentiment sounds more true now than ever before. Texas A&M signed five five-star recruits in the early signing period and put the finishing touches on their 2022 class during Sunday’s Under Armor All-American Game, securing the commitment of five-star linebacker Harold Perkins.
Perkins chose Texas A&M over Texas and LSU, where he was once engaged. Perkins’ recruitment is not over, as he appears to be making official visits throughout January, but his commitment has Texas A&M on the verge of making modern recruitment era history.
Perkins ‘promise to Texas A&M pushed the Aggies’ recruiting class in 2022 past Alabama as the highest-ranked recruiting class ever, according to 247Sports. Texas A&M now also has a comfortable lead over Alabama and Georgia for the best recruiting class in 2022 in the nation – a lock to hold on to as long as Perkins stays on board.
“I think people are aware of what we can do and where we’re going,” Fisher told 247Sports’ Josh Pate during the early signing period. “Where this game goes, what our future is here and what A&M can present to them, not only athletically, but for life after ball, education and everything else. This place is all-inclusive, it has everything it needs. “
Overall A / M’s recruitment class in 2022 is Perkins, five-star defender Walter Nolen – the No. 1 player in the U.S. TODAY High School Sports top 100 rankings – five-star wide receiver Evan Stewart, five-star cornerback Denver Harris, five-star quarterback Connor Weigman and five-star tackle defense Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy.
The class also features several blue-chip 4-star prospects, including Philadelphia pass-rusher Enai White, magnificent Arizona defensive lineman Anthony Lucas and hard-hitting local safety Bryce Anderson.
Texas A&M did not reach its goals in 2021, but it’s hard to see that happening much more with the talent it brings into its program through recruitment. The Aggies are closer to becoming a force to be reckoned with and setting records as they get there.