Texas A&M offers former UAB CB BJ Mays from the transfer portal

It’s no secret that heading into the 2024 college football season, the remaining weak spot on Texas A&M’s is at the cornerback postion, as attrition through the transfer portal has hindered the Aggies’ starting level experience, and outside of landing former Kansas State CB Will Lee Jr., the depth is paper thin.

Already offering several veteran corners from the portal, Wednesday’s closing date should help speed up the process, and after landing eight players from the portal thus far, head coach Mike Elko has offered former UAB CB BJ Mays, who has one season of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Mays, a native of Houston, Texas, possesses an adequate frame (6’1″, 185 pounds) to fit in Elko’s and new defensive coordinator Jay Bateman’s system and is coming off of an impressive 2023 season, recording 41 tackles (31 solo tackles), two interceptions, and 10 pass deflections on the years.

During the Aggies’ 31-23 loss to Oklahoma State in the TaxAct Texas Bowl, the freshman cornerback duo Bravion Rogers and Jayvon Thomas, who still have bright futures with the program, struggled immensely against veteran receivers, and placing an even larger emphasis on the need for new additions at the position.

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