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Texas A&M RB Amari Daniels, S Jacoby Mathews announce their return for the 2024 season

In the age of NIL and the transfer portal, nothing is set in stone regarding every college football roster going into a new season, and for Texas A&M, the portal has taken but also given tenfold over the past two months.

However, keeping important pieces on the roster together is a revolving door as several veterans have announced their return for the 2024 seasons through A&M’s official NIL sponsor, Texas Aggies United, which now includes incoming senior running back Amari Daniels and incoming junior safety Jacoby Mathews.

While the running back room looks more than set with the return of Le’Veon Moss and Rueben Owens, Daniels provides a bruising running style and enough experience to help new head coach Mike Elko’s transition in Year 1 at the helm. Last season, Daniels recorded 532 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

Regarding Jacoby Mathews’ significant return in the defensive backfield, the safety position will be as deep as ever with the combined additions through the portal. After an impressive sophomore campaign, Mathews’s loyalty to the program has not gone unnoticed, as he will compete for the starting free safety spots after the departure of Jardin Gilbert, who transferred to LSU. On the year, Mathews netted 42 tackles (32 solo tackles), four pass deflections and an interception on the year.

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