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Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White

January 26, 2022
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TexAgs Recruiting analyst Ryan Brauninger joined this morning for another edition of Recruiting Country, to discuss the latest with Harold Perkins, Shemar Stewart, and Jacoby Mathews ahead of NSD 2022.



Key notes from Recruiting Country

  • Florida and Jackson State are definitely in the picture for Harold Perkins‍. I know Texas A&M will be meeting with Perk tonight to try and get their message across to him. I'll say this; it wouldn't be a national signing day without a little drama.
     
  • You can't blame Deion Sanders for trying to get the best players possible at Jackson State. If he can start winning at the highest level possible, that is historic. Long-term what he wants to do, no one really knows. But right now, he is trying to get the best players possible to Jackson State and win football games. Getting Travis Hunter‍, the best player in the nation, really opened up the doors for all of this. He showed every other recruit that doing something like this is possible.
     
  • I think if things go well tonight with Perkins for the A&M staff, and then he has a conversation with Jimbo... you would have to think they'd be in a really good position. I think the pitch to Perk is similar to what it was Leon a few years ago. You have to tell him and make sure he knows that he can accomplish everything he wants to here. And he can also accomplish all of that close to home.
     
  • The more we look at this, I think Harold had told the people at Under Armour he would make a commitment at the game, but it's clear he wasn't really ready to make a decision. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
     
  • Elijah Robinson and Terry Price went down to see Shemar Stewart‍ last week, and I believe he is having a meeting with Jimbo this week. I think the Aggies are still in a really good spot. You do still have to be wary of him taking an official visit on this final weekend to Miami. You know they will be pulling out all the stops to try to keep top talent from Miami at home.
     
  • Jacoby Mathews‍... I haven't really heard much new with him. He will make his final visit this weekend to LSU. That's where I've always leaned with him in my head. I think he was going to give the hometown Tigers the benefit of the doubt. He's just coming off an official visit to Florida.
     
  • It's evident to me with guys like Jacoby and Perkins that the Florida coaching staff is trying to use this as a banner to say "look what we did in year one" to try and build momentum moving forward.
     
  • Right now, I'd feel confident in Texas A&M getting one of those three signatures next week. But look, a week in recruiting can be like a year. Anything can happen. You never know where these final conversations are going to go. I'd say you could still have something like 20-30 conversations with a kid between now and when the ink is dry.
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Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White

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TAMU74
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Thanks for the update.
“Social media is the damnation of this world.” Jimbo Fisher. Amen.
Matsui
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TAM85
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A&M has about 550,000 living alumni. The Aggie Network is HUGE, and perhaps the largest in the State of Texas, and one of the largest in the whole country. How many living alumni does Jackson State have?

If living and working in Texas after football is important, A&M is a great choice.
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"But look, a week in recruiting can be like a year. Anything can happen. You never know where these final conversations are going to go. "

Hard hitting inside info right here
AggieDadxTwo
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Why would a top recruit pick Jackson State. That will always create questions in the mind of NFL teams since they did not play against top talent during their college career. Also, if you go to Jackson State, you know you have zero chance of ever playing for a national title. These are the big benefits of playing in the SEC. It makes a player more of a proven quantity in the minds of NFL draft personnel. And you can be a national champion. Further, I have to believe NIL money and marketing opportunities in Texas are way bigger than anything Mississippi could ever put together.

As for going to Florida, why? They are in a complete rebuild scenario with a new coach and weak recruiting class. So you're looking at the best case scenario of being a star on a team not likely to go anywhere for years. And you will not have much help, so opposing teams will be able to double you which will absolutely bring your stats and tape opportunities for the next level down. And does anyone see Florida getting past Georgia in the next few years to even get out of the SEC East? So no SEC title and no national championship opportunities.

Going to Texas A&M would make you part of the top recruiting class of all time and put you on a SEC team that is already picked to be a National Championship contender next season and for the foreseeable future. And that will all take place within easy driving distance of hometown family and friends as well as some of the largest media markets in the country. Perform well in that environment and you're a lock to be a high first round draft pick. It seems like a no brainer to me.
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Cause he ain't bout dat. He ain't even trippin. Florida on fire, ain't lie. They tryin to be taken care of dey playas. Dats what's up.
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