LSU May Be The Biggest Winner of Texas A&M’s Instability

Five-star Offensive Lineman Weston Davis Flips from “Aggieland” to “Death Valley

Published by: AK98

LSU May Be The Biggest Winner of Texas A&M’s Instability

LSU football HC Brian Kelly wasted no time in poaching from an injured Aggie, recently persuading five-star offensive lineman Weston Davis (a former Texas A&M commit) to join their ranks under his leadership. With Jimbo Fisher’s departure from Texas A&M and a new era beginning under Mike Elko (albeit a familiar face), LSU is in a position to be the biggest beneficiary of A&M’s recent struggles. With committed recruits & scholarship players now available to leave A&M with no eligibility penalty, what implications does this have for LSU’s recruitment strategy?


Kelly’s team is intensifying its efforts to attract commitments from Texas A&M’s 2024 recruits, and insiders say they are already considering poaching players currently at Texas A&M, especially the Louisiana natives.

The potential reshuffling in Texas A&M’s recruitment could see LSU actively pursuing several players. Key prospects include:

  • Terry Bussey, a five-star athlete from Timpson, Texas. Bussey, who had shown interest in LSU before committing to Texas A&M, might reconsider his decision with Fisher’s departure. LSU has been keen on Bussey for a while, viewing him as a potential game-changer in various roles.
  • Dre’lon Miller, a four-star wide receiver. Initially committed to Texas A&M, Miller reopened his recruitment after visiting LSU. The competition for Miller appears to be primarily between LSU and Texas A&M, with recent events possibly tilting the odds in LSU’s favor.
  • Jacoby Mathews, a sophomore defensive back from Louisiana. Having chosen Texas A&M over LSU two years ago, Mathews has since demonstrated his abilities at the collegiate level. With Fisher’s exit, Mathews might explore options in the NCAA Transfer Portal, possibly considering a move to LSU, who had shown significant interest in him in 2022.
  • Gabriel Reliford, a four-star defensive lineman and Louisiana native, is another Texas A&M commit on LSU’s radar. LSU has been monitoring Reliford for some time and might intensify their recruitment efforts following Fisher’s exit.

Both Bussey and Reliford were reported to visit LSU for the upcoming game against Texas A&M. LSU already got Reliford on campus back in September, even after his verbal to A&M. We will verify more as the information comes in.

So who else in the SEC will benefit most poaching from a lame Aggie?

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