Texas A&M has skyrocketed in the newest 2024 transfer portal team rankings

It’s no secret Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko has already made a significant impact on the program after less than two months on the job.

He has already hired a stellar coaching staff with years of personal success. Where Elko starkly differs from former head coach Jimbo Fisher has been his utilization of the transfer portal, which has essentially become college football’s version of NFL free agency.

As of Jan. 5, Elko and the Aggies have landed 13 confirmed transfers, and  several more are pending. Since Thursday, edge Nic Scourton (Purdue), cornerback Donovan Saunders (Cal Poly) and wide receiver Jabre Barber (Troy) have committed to A&M. Each adds starting-level production to critical areas of need.

According to 247Sports‘ newest 2024 transfer portal class rankings, Texas A&M is ranked third. It has an average rating of 89.45 with five four-star and six three-star portal additions. The group is led by Scourton, who is the No. 1 edge and the ninth-ranked player in the transfer portal rankings.

Before you wake up, expect a group of new commitments as Elko has been working late in the night to avoid a rebuilding year in 2024 and look to compete as soon as the Aggies face Notre Dame on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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