Texas A&M Football: 3 Final thoughts on Aggies 2021 recruiting class

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Texas A&M football closed out the 2021 recruiting class in strong fashion and here are some final thoughts as well as the grade for the final haul for the Aggies.

Over the past few years, Jimbo Fisher has been building Texas A&M football into an SEC powerhouse and the 2020 season was likely just a glimpse of what this program is going to be.

Fisher just signed his third top-7 class with the Aggies who landed 23 recruits in the 2021 recruiting class. 

Texas A&M has yet to finish better than third among SEC programs in recruiting, which is reminder of just how hard it can be in that league. But still, Fisher has the Aggies recruiting as well as just about any program in the country and here are some final thoughts and a letter grade for 2021.

Blue chips

As far as the blue-chip ratio, Texas A&M killed it with its 2021 recruiting class as 17 of the 23 recruits are ranked as four-star recruits or better. That’s 73 percent and that’s elite recruiting no matter how you slice it.

While the Aggies may have only signed five top-100 recruits in the 247 sports composite rankings, they only have one outside the top 600. And when you are talking about the skill positions: QB, RB, WR, DE, DB — the Aggies have top 200 recruits all over the place including top 50 running back LJ Johnson who signed on national signing day.

Heading into 2020, Bud Elliott of 247 sports evaluated the blue-chip ratios and anyone that was better than 50 percent over a four-year period was a national title contender. The Aggies were right at the 50 percent mark.

That puts them in playoff contention but with more classes like the one Texas A&M football signed in 2021, which was the third top-7 class in a row nationally, that ranking is only going to go up.

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