Even though Texas A&M has yet its first player in the 2025 recruiting cycle, new head football coach Mike Elko is hard at work after hosting a bevy of talented 2025 prospects, including four-star cornerback Deyjhon Pettaway, on Saturday.
Pettaway, whose brother is current incoming sophomore Texas A&M linebacker Daymion Sanford, has long been connected to the program since his early playing days. While former Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher was his primary recruiter, Elko’s elite defensive background has undoubtedly played a part in a favorite to land with A&M when all is said and done.
Instead of relying on my opinion, according to On3’s Sam Spiegelman, Pettaway is now predicted to land with the Aggies by a large margin percentage-wise, holding a 96.8% prediction advantage. For more context, Spiegelman’s confidence level with said prediction is at 70%.
On3 national recruiting analyst @SamSpiegs has logged an expert prediction for Texas A&M to land 2025 4-star CB Deyjhon Pettaway👍
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) January 15, 2024
As I covered last weekend, Pettaway’s recent discussion with AggiesToday after his official visit to College Station spoke volumes regarding the direction Elko is already taking the program and how his tactics have already impressed several 2025 prospects:
“Man, the new staff is great. You can really tell they want change, the conversations hold more meaning and weight. They have the teaching, resources, mindset, and mentality to win.”
Pettaway is currently positioned as the 22nd-ranked cornerback and the 31st-ranked player in Texas, according to On3.