With the hiring of Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M now official, a big question is what he can he accomplish on the recruiting trail — both in the next three weeks (before the early signing period) and over the next two months (before National Signing Day).
Questions also surround the 14 current A&M commitments for the 2018 class.
Three-star wide receiver Caleb Chapman has been committed to Texas A&M since July 29.
“I’ve heard nothing, but good so far about Jimbo Fisher,” Chapman told GN. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he is going to bring to A&M.”
He says he’s still waiting to hear from the new A&M coach.
“I have not heard from Coach Fisher yet,” Chapman said. “I’m still waiting to see where we stand and his plan for me in the future.”
Chapman (6 feet 5, 206 pounds), from Friendswood (Texas) Clear Brook in the Houston suburbs, committed to Texas A&M over offers from, among others, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon and West Virginia.
Chapman says it was hard to see Kevin Sumlin let go.
“He’s the one that gave me the opportunity to play for Texas A&M,” Chapman said. “I have the highest respect for him and what he did for the program. Our relationship grew every time we talked, so seeing him leave was tough.”
Where does Chapman’s commitment status sit with Texas A&M?
“As we are still waiting to figure out who’s staying and leaving and who’s coming in, I will be waiting for that to clear up before I decide what I’m going to do,” he said.
Offers for Chapman continue to roll in. Sunday, he added an offer from Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators. Mullen had offered Chapman when he was at Mississippi State.
Including Chapman, the 2018 Aggies class sits at 14 commitments. Chapman is one of three wide receivers in the class, joining four-star prospect Jalen Preston and three-star player Montel Parker.
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