Texas A&M football is headed into a new era as Mike Elko has taken over for Jimbo Fisher who flamed out at the end of his (very expensive) coaching career in College Station.
While this recruiting class isn't going to win any national awards, ranked No. 17 on 247Sports, it still brings in some high-caliber prospects who could have immediate impacts in 2024. Elko has some guys that could compete for early time, but in today's day and age, transfers are the newcomers who usually have the biggest impacts right away.
Here are three transfers who'll have the biggest impacts in 2024.
3. Cyrus Allen, WR (Louisiana Tech)
Texas A&M may very well get Moose Muhammad III back next season which would be big with a new coaching staff who could make sure they utilize his strengths and don't let his talent go to waste. But Ainias Smith is gone and that should open the door for a guy like Cyrus Allen to come in and start right away.
Actually, I think Allen has solidified a starting spot next year just by transferring to the Aggies. He's one of the best incoming wideouts from this year's portal and will have a major impact.
Texas A&M also has Troy's Jabre Barber who will see some major snaps along with last year's star transfer Jahdae Walker, but I could see Allen really becoming a top target for Conner Weigman. He just needed to be in the right spot to really break out as a collegiate receiver and College Station will be just that under Mike Elko's reign.
Allen had 46 catches for 778 yards and four touchdowns last season, averaging an impressive 16.9 yards per reception. As a freshman, he averaged 22.7 yards per catch.
It feels like Texas A&M just got itself a true home-run threat.