It’s no secret that Jimbo Fisher needs a quick turnaround after one of the most disappointing seasons in Texas A&M football history.
Right after landing the top recruiting class in the country, the Aggies went just 5-7 and missed a bowl game. They were supposed to contend for an SEC title this season but fell way short of expectations.
Now, bringing in another elite recruiting class to go along with some solid transfers, Texas A&M is expecting better results.
Which newcomers could make that happen?
Tony Grimes was one of the better cornerbacks on the market this offseason after he recorded 97 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, and 19 pass breakups in three years at North Carolina.
He’s decided to spend his last season in the SEC with Texas A&M where he could legitimately start for the Aggies after a disappointing defensive season in 2022.
Grimes had good numbers over three years with the Tar Heels, but he really broke out in the past two seasons with 83 tackles and 16 pass breakups. He became a star on that North Carolina defense and he’s going to be a much-needed upgrade at cornerback. I could see him becoming one of the surprise performers in the SEC next year.
The senior defensive back should at least crack the two-deep in 2023, and he’ll probably be a starter, helping that secondary immediately.