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

November 29, 2023

TexAgs' executive editor Billy Liucci and recruiting analyst Ryan Brauninger joined TexAgs Radio on Wednesday morning for another edition of Recruiting Country, highlighting the latest news and notes from the recruiting trail surrounding Texas A&M.


Key notes from Ryan Brauninger (Segment 1)

  • I started hearing from Texas high school football coaches on Sunday. They are excited and expressed that A&M made a very wise decision. In his introductory press conference, not only did he mention the TXHSFB Association and had great things to say, he did it early on. It was a priority to him. I thought that was very wise. 
  • This message that the TXHSFB doesn't matter anymore? That could not be further from the truth. Jason Howell and I work directly with those coaches day to day. Those coaches are massive assets for us at TexAgs. They are massive for Texas A&M. Most will do whatever they can for the kids they coach. They are a massive asset. They impact these kids' lives. It bothers me when people post they don't matter. 
  • Just like on Twitter, when you have the veil of anonymity to post whatever you want without your name attached to it, you get more bold and brazen about tweeting whatever. This is a good reminder this time of year: Don't associate somebody's ability to post and send with their ability to be right. You better make sure the people you are listening to know what they are talking about. There is so much out there being passed around by people who think they know but have no idea.
  • This is a busy time of year. You are always on call right now. Over the last 12 hours, I know for a fact that coach Mike Elko has begun contacting the current commit class. The initial response has been insanely positive. I would expect you to see multiple commits to reaffirm their commitment. When there is a coaching change, you can re-official visit. I put stuff on Billy Liucci's Premium Board about it. There is a real incentive to subscribe to TexAgs. We are posting big and small recruiting nuggets. 
  • I believe he talked to Dealyn Evans‍, Myles Davis‍, Miles O'Neill‍, AJ Maddox‍ and Dominick McKinley‍. There are parents getting on the phone call list. Elko is being meticulous with his day. Hiring a staff is important. He is meeting with players as much as he can. The next most important is the commits and recruits. Next, it's the coaches and trainers who have a bond with the recruits. He has the ball rolling. Jason and I will start reaching out to get quotes.
  • There are certain people on campus who want to get some face time with him who are massively important to what he wants to do. Every time his phone rings, he is talking to people who matter.

Key notes from Billy Liucci (Segment 2)

  • People are beyond thrilled. Some of the key veterans and leaders. There will be a chance to keep guys in school that people don't think of. Elko understands. He has a vision and plan for this machine. When it comes to NIL, not only acquisition but in terms of how to leverage that of guys turning pro that shouldn't. He has seen that at A&M. Guys like Fadil Diggs and Shemar Turner. That part of the NIL is significant. 
  • Mike Elko had a sales pitch and plan for this place. I would bet a million dollars that he was the most impressive person they talked to because he was knowledgeable of this place and because of who he is. 
  • I am not going to try to get Twitter likes with coaching moves. If it happens, we can post it on the site and then go post it on Twitter. I am not going to wildly speculate for tweets. I am not going to lead the subscribers astray. In the first couple of days, I am not going to get in the way of them making hires. I see names. Some people at other schools have contracts, and the schools can claim tampering and this and that. Position coaches? Buyouts matter. I will be careful in particular on how we handle this. It will be interesting to see where Mike Elko swings in terms of his two coordinators. 
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Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White

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Bet you are glad it was Elko too !!
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