The NCAA football season is over, but programs across the nation are doing everything possible to bring in elite-level recruits. Typically, we see some winners and losers every offseason. The Texas A&M Aggies made some noise on Friday after a big-named recruit verbally agreed to join the team.
According to Chris Hummer, five-star defensive lineman Lebbeus Overton has committed to Texas A&M. This makes the fourth five-star defensive lineman the Aggies have reeled in, making NCAA history. Previously, only the Florida State Seminoles (2012) and Florida Gators (2010) signed three five-star recruits to their defensive lines.
Texas A&M is the first school in the internet recruiting era to sign four 5-star defensive linemen in the same cycle.
Florida State (2012) and Flordia (2010) had previously signed three. https://t.co/7EYO4kBwX9
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) April 1, 2022
If all four commits stay with the Aggies, then Texas A&M should be set up nicely for the next few years. Football is a game won in the trenches and this team could use that help within the defensive line. Considering they partake in the SEC and face some of the best teams in the nation, having four five-star recruits on the defensive line is massive.
We’ll see how this plays out for the Aggies. It’s still pretty early on in the offseason and any of these recruits could opt to go another route. However, these verbal commitments seem excited to join Texas A&M, as they could make some serious noise playing together on one team.
With the Alabama Crimson Tide leading the way in the SEC, and NCAA football in general, maybe we’ll see the Aggies finally take over in a highly competitive conference. It’ll be tough to do, as multiple teams within the conference are considered the best in the nation. Even so, Texas A&M has given themselves a legitimate chance after reeling in four five-star defensive linemen to their team.