Status:
Committed
TE

Fernando Garza

Tight End
6′6″ / 245 lbs
Katy, TX
Katy
Class of 2021
Rating: 87
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National Avg
Rating: 86.8
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School Preferences

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Texas A&M
Committed
5/6/2020
Arizona
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Arkansas State
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Central Florida
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Colorado
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Colorado State
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Houston
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Iowa State
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Kansas
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Louisiana Lafayette
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Penn
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Pittsburgh
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ULM
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UNLV
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UTSA
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Virginia Tech
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Videos

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Ask Liucci: Recruiting on a roll, impact freshmen and much more
Stephen's Stock Report: Players on the rise for Texas A&M in 2020
In-Home Visit: Aggies continue building with two latest 2021 commits
Tight end Fernando Garza discusses his decision to choose the Aggies
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White

Updates

1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Some Wednesday night recruiting quick hitters
Checked around with a some sources in the last 48 hours or so, and I've got a few pieces of intel, but for the most part, things are holding pretty firm on the recruiting front.- A&M has been hosting virtual visits all week. They sat down with a pair of key 2022 targets in LB Harold Perkins and ATH Brenen Thompson. We also got news today that they hosted big time 2021 DE target Shemar Turner tonight on a virtual visit.- The Aggies made the top 3 for Duncanville LB Kendrick Blackshire, but I still think Alabama holds the keys to that one. While the Aggies don't have to add another LB in this class, I do think Blackshire is a guy that would be among the "best available" category and would be taken with a smile by the Aggie coaching staff. That being said, it seems lime the best way for that to happen is if Blackshire puts off his commitment for a while. As things stand today, I think he's going to stick to a late July, early August decision. - Top 2022 DB target Bobby Taylor from Katy released his top 12 earlier this week, and the Aggies were a part of that. I suspect they'll be a part of all of Taylor's continued top schools lists throughout the cycle. I was told there were a few teams in that list of 12 that have basically little to no shot to land the highly touted defender. A&M is an outstanding spot early on along with Oklahoma and LSU. Georgia offered today so it'll be interesting to see if the Bulldogs can nudge their way into the mix. - Nothing new at last check in terms of imminent decisions. Looch put out a list of names to watch in his Tyreek Chappell update, and of that list, the names I've heard most frequently in terms of upcoming decisions have been Amari Daniels and Taleeq Robbins. I suspect Robbins will go down sometime in August, and while we think Daniels will be a summertime decision, we haven't been given solid enough intel to ballpark it better than that. - I was told the current group of A&M commits has been working hard on CyFair RB LJ Johnson Jr. I know guys like Matthew Wykoff and Fernando Garza have been adamant about getting LJ into the fold, and the intel I received yesterday only further backed that up. Though they may not do it much on social media, don't think for a second that these commits aren't going to work on A&M's top targets behind the scenes.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Recruiting Q&A: 2022 must gets, Bryce Foster and more
Over the weekend, TexAgs analyst Ryan Brauninger asked for subscribers to hit him with their questions surrounding Texas A&M recruiting. He covers the Ags' chances of landing LJ Johnson Jr and Bryce Foster, if A&M will sign a five-star recruit this year and more.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Recruiting Notes from Texas Air Assault Camp
Spent yesterday afternoon in north Houston at the Texas Air Assault camp put on by Mike West, and it was a good chance to get my eyes on some really quality players from greater Houston and beyond. Here are a few kids that stood out to me over the course of the day. - I'll start with Texas A&M TE commit Fernando Garza who concluded the workout with his second camp MVP award this calendar year. Every time I see Garza, he's moving better and better. He told me he didn't want people to think he's just some big, blocking tight end, and he's been working hard on his mobility. It was evident to everyone in attendance yesterday that the extra work was paying off. I'll post some clips below.https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277335268534738944?s=21https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277341593452843008?s=21- Spring DeKaney TE Var'Keyes Gumms opened a lot of eyes with his physical presence. While not quite as tall and long as your prototypical TE, Gumms hasn't been missing any lifts. He's actually built like a rush outside linebacker, and even though he's spent the entirety of his career on offense, I'd like to see what he could do on the other side of the ball. He told me he's checking in at just over 6-3 and weighs in at 235 pounds. Well put together young man. - Two names stood out to me at QB: Stratford's AJ Abbott and 2022 Spring Westfield standout Cardell Williams. Abbott comes from a family of Aggies, and he said he's had talks with Darrell Dickey about being a preferred walk-on at A&M. He said he's wanted to play for the Maroon & White since he was a little kid, but he does have heavy Ivy League interest, as well. Williams is a smooth operator, and I'd bet he'll add some nice offers once his junior tape starts making the rounds. He's got a clean, repeatable delivery with plus arm strength. It was fun to watch him throw the ball around. - SMU commit Dylan Goffney of Bridgeland and Shadow Creek's Carlton Guidry battled all afternoon for that WR MVP award with Guidry coming out on top at the end. SMU got a steal in Goffney. That kid had an outstanding junior year, and he'll likely put up video game numbers as a senior. He's such a well rounded receiver. The name of the game for Guidry is speed. He's a track kid that repeatedly uses his burst and straight line speed to get separation. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277342132802662400?s=21https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277335822191284224?s=21- Keep on eye on 2022 Spring CB Dorian Friend. This kid can really cover and has exceptional speed that will 1) allow him to take some risks and 2) get him out of trouble if he's caught overplaying. He's a little undersized so I'd project him as a nickel/slot corner type, but he's been outstanding both times I've seen him this offseason. He won the DB MVP award yesterday, and I think he's a Power 5 player because of that speed and the growing importance of being able to cover inside receivers down the field in the college game. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277333681686929414?s=21- 2023 El Campo RB Rueben Owens already has a stake on the number 1 player in Texas in that class, and he showed why he's already so highly coveted again yesterday. He checks a whole lot of boxes for a young running back, and he's receiving national attention in terms of offers and media coverage. He told me speaks with the A&M staff once or twice a week, and the Aggies remain one of the key competitors for him early on. You can expect to hear his name for a long time to come as it sounds like he won't make a decision until his senior year for the Ricebirds. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1277336692563771393?s=21- Staying in 2023, here are a few names to keep an eye on. Ft Bend Marshall ATH Kevon Misher - showed up wearing A&M shorts and looked up to Devon Achane. Katy Taylor WR/TE Dylan Spencer - 6-5, 235. Moved to Katy Taylor from West Orange-StarkVeteran's Memorial CB Haeven Watson - fluid coverman with projectable frame.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Texas A&M TE commit Fernando Garza discusses 2021 class, busy summer
Katy TE Fernando Garza helped get the Aggies rolling on the in-state recruiting front earlier this spring. He spoke with Ryan Brauninger about his commitment, his next step as a player and balancing football and baseball this summer.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Late night recruiting quick hitters - Friday
Been busy as summer baseball has kicked off in full force, but I was able to pick up some interesting recruiting tidbits on a trip to Katy on Thursday. - I should have an interview up soon with TE commit Fernando Garza, but all is well on that front. Garza has been speaking with James Coley about his role in the Aggie offense, and he's been active with the other commits in their group messages. He said it's been a little difficult to manage his time with summer football starting up as the same time as his summer baseball schedule, but he's beginning to figure it all out. He said he's in the process of trying to slim down a little to move better as a receiver in football, and he's also eyeing the 95 mph mark before summer baseball is over.https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1271205982937513985?s=21- Word on the street is that Katy QB Bronson McClelland is closing in on a decision. I suspect he'll land somewhere in the region at a P5 school. - Katy is loaded in 2022. Looch mentioned their trio of CB Bobby Taylor, DE Malick Sylla, and LB Ty Kana, and all three of those told me they are communicating with the A&M staff consistently. Sylla mentioned his talks with both Terry Price and Elijah Robinson and said he doesn't go more than a couple of days without talking to the Aggie staff. He's currently measuring in at 6-6, 225 pounds, but the weight is going to stick to this kid quickly. The frame and upside here is absolutely sky high. He's built like you'd want a young defensive end to look - extremely long and angular with broad shoulders and loose hips. Fantastic looking edge player. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1271289330493882369?s=21Bobby Taylor has long been one of A&M's top targets in that entire 2022 class, and he also said he talks with Mike Elko, TJ Rushing, and Ish Aristide every day or so. In fact, he mentioned yesterday that he was looking forward to getting on the phone with Rushing at some point this weekend. As for his timeline, he's in no hurry. Bobby said he'll drop a top schools list this summer and likely will let his decision wait until after the football season. A&M is doing really well here, and Bobby likes talking about the Aggies. He and Demond Demas have gotten close through their workouts with Rischad Whitfield (Footwork King), and Demond has been his ear. Bobby said A&M, LSU, and Oklahoma are the 3 schools recruiting him the hardest right now. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1271289185299652611?s=21Lastly, Ty Kana has grown up this offseason. He was always a well put together LB, but he's added some length since I saw him at the Houston TD Club Event last winter. Kana is currently standing at a true 6-2, and he's in fantastic shape. He told me that he speaks with Tyler Santucci pretty often. If you're asking me, Kana is poised to blow up once visits start back up and/or some of his recent tape or cut ups start making the rounds. I was extremely impressed with him physically. He already had an elite nose for the football and comes with the highest recommendation by members of the Katy coaching staff. https://twitter.com/r_brauninger/status/1271212583811457025?s=21
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