Two Aggies are listed among 150 of the ‘best transfers in college football’
Texas A&M’s 2023 football season is still more than five months away, but with spring practices officially starting on Monday, March 20th, it feels like the beginning stages of what could be a complete revamp of what we all had to painfully witness during the 2022 season, where the Aggies went 5-7, and a dismal 2-6 in SEC play.
Even worse, the Aggies lost over 25 scholarship players to the transfer portal, and although a majority of them were not starters, depth on both sides of the ball took a massive hit. Well, with attrition comes addition, as Head coach Jimbo Fisher secured commitments from North Carolina transfer cornerback Tony Grimes, and Florida State transfer safety Sam McCall, who will immediately fill the void left after both highly productive defensive backs Antonio Johnson and Jaylon Jones both declared for the NFL Draft just a mere month ago.
This week, 247Sports writer Chris Hummer listed over 150 college football transfers who have landed with a new program going into 2023, and low and behold, both Tony Grimes and Sam McCall were included in the rankings, as Hummer briefly explained both selections, starting with McCall at 39:
“Sam McCall left FSU abruptly. But his departure is A&M’s gain. McCall is going to help the Aggie secondary greatly.”
Tony Grimes who land at 132, played his last three seasons under Head coach Mack Brown at North Carolina, Hummer perfectly described just has impactful the senior corner can be for the maroon and white this season:
“Was it the system/coaching at North Carolina or Tony Grimes’ play that contributed to the former five-star never living up to the hype? We’ll find out in College Station. Personally, I’d bet on the talent to win out.”
Among all the questions surrounding Texas A&M’s roster that we will of course cover in-depth during most of the offseason, both Grimes and McCall are two players that will simply do their jobs to help the Aggies achieve their goals in 2023.
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