Jimbo Fisher landed one heck of a recruiting class in 2022. Texas A&M football signed the No. 1 class in the country and one that will go down in the history books.
It was so good, in fact, that guys who were ranked from No. 100-200 were considered some of the lower-rated prospects in the class. One of those players who was on the “low” end of the signees was four-star cornerback Bobby Taylor from Katy, Texas.
Taylor was ranked the No. 193 overall prospect and 25th-best cornerback recruit in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite, and he had 32 offers. Nearly three-dozen offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, TCU, Texas, Utah, and USC, and he chose the Aggies.
Now, he’s in the transfer portal with over two-dozen other Aggie players this offseason.
He recorded just one total tackle in one game as a true freshman for the 5-7 Aggies.
Was Bobby Taylor forced to leave Texas A&M football?
While he’s in the portal along with a number of other Aggie players, there was some questioning as to why the former No. 193 recruit in the 2022 class would leave so quickly. Heck, he never really got a chance to play meaningful snaps in one year.
But then he posted something on his Instagram story that had everyone talking.
“And don’t think I wanted to leave.”
While that’s rather cryptic, it paints a picture of a player who probably wanted to tough it out in College Station and earn a spot but was forced out to make way for players who have a better chance of cracking the two-deep and producing.
It could mean that he and Fisher came to an agreement that he probably wasn’t going to play much and it was in his best interest to go elsewhere, but we’ve seen players get forced out before. Sometimes they’re not given a chance.
Speculation is going to run rampant here, but it’s not a great look for Fisher.