Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff closed with a flourish with their 2018 recruiting class, and given that Fisher is one of the best recruiters in the nation, it’s going to be interesting to see what he will do with the 2019 class.
Tom Herman and Texas had a surprisingly strong class in 2018, and Fisher’s presence means there should be some epic Aggies-Longhorns battles on the in-state recruiting trail in this cycle.
Here are three top Texas prospects that A&M would love to keep in the Lone Star State.
ATH Marquez Beason
The particulars: Beason (5 feet 11, 173 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Dallas Bishop Dunne.
The skinny: Beason plays wide receiver and cornerback in high school, and is one of the top five “athlete” prospects in the country and a top-60 prospect overall. Beason was in College Station earlier this month for Texas A&M’s Junior Day festivities. He is a prep teammate of five-star S Brain Williams, who is an A&M commitment. While the Houston area is seen as being the Aggies’ prime recruiting ground, they also need to well in the Dallas Metroplex. If the Aggies can land Williams and Beason, it would be a coup of sorts.
OT Kenyon Green
The particulars: Green (6-5, 315 pounds) is a five-star prospect from Humble (Texas) Atascocita.
The skinny: Green, from the Houston suburbs, is the top prospect in Texas in the 2019 recruiting cycle. He also is a top-three tackle and a top-15 prospect overall. Green, who was a first-team all-state selection as a sophomore, was committed to LSU for more than a year before decommitting December 18. There’s no question Green is a huge priority for A&M: He is from the Houston area, a true national recruit and plays a position of need. While his interest in LSU has cooled, Alabama likely will be in the picture, and it seems likely his offer list is going to keep growing.
WR Theo Wease
The particulars: Wease (6-3, 194 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Allen, (Texas) High.
The skinny: Wease, who is from the Dallas area, is a top-three wide receiver and a top-30 prospect overall. Wease is one of the hottest names on the 2019 recruiting trail; in the past two months, he has picked up offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Penn State and Texas A&M. The Aggies’ receiver recruiting came up a bit short in the 2018 cycle, which makes Wease a high priority for the Aggies in 2019. Oklahoma will be in the hunt, for sure, and Wease is scheduled to attend OU’s Junior Day this weekend. LSU, Ohio State and USC are other out-of-state schools expected to be in the mix.
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