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Elite 5-star 2022 linebacker trending toward Aggies

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Right now, the Texas A&M Football team is amidst a very telling time in its recruiting process. After over a year with no in-person recruiting, teams can now host prospects who may be able to see their perspective campuses for the first time ever.

While this hasn’t paid off on a large scale quite yet, the Aggies saw their first commitment as a result of this earlier this week, with a 3-star 2022 linebacker committing to play in Aggieland for the next four years.

Hopefully, this will be the start of a landslide of recruits committing to play in College Station, with the potential for some extremely impressive players coming to play for Jimbo Fisher.

One elite 5-star linebacker recruit is trending toward the Texas A&M Football team

Right now, the best linebacker in the 2022 class is trending toward Texas A&M. Two experts have put in a crystal ball prediction for Harold Perkins to play his college football in Aggieland.

This would be a huge pickup for the TAMU Football team, as the Aggies have had elite linebacker play since Jimbo Fisher’s arrival in College Station. Most recently, Buddy Johnson had an elite couple of seasons, leading to his selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Perkins is an extremely strong athlete, playing on both sides of the ball at the high school level. He has the ability to play runningback at the next level but will likely remain on the defensive end if he comes to play football at TAMU due to a crowded runningback room.

Even so, his athleticism should translate well to an Aggie defensive unit that will be looking to fill some holes at the linebacker spot in 2022. When timed, he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash, which actually seems relatively modest based on what you see on film. He is a fast linebacker with big-hitting abilities, likely capable of moving out to safety if necessary.

Perkins is a 5-star recruit and the 14th-best overall prospect in his class.

Bobby Taylor, an early Aggie commit and avid recruit-turned-recruiter looks to be on the job, as they were seen together in a photoshoot during a visit to College Station.

Right now, the Aggies’ competition for Perkins seems to be the Texas Longhorns and LSU Tigers. Even though TAMU seems to be in the lead, this is far from a done deal. Perkins has a handful more visits schedule, so the next few weeks could be a telling time for him.