TEXAS A&M reeled in one of the nation’s top high school tight ends when Dickin- DIVERSE PACKAGE OF SPORTS
son’s Jalen Wydermyer verbally committed to the Aggies on Sunday night. A&M
was able to keep the four-star talent close to home, as they were able to beat
out the likes of Alabama, Auburn and 20 other programs that offered the 6’5,
235-pound Wydermyer, who was recently named the District 24-6A offensive
player of the year.
“Thanks to everyone who has impacted my career up to this moment, including
my family, coaches, friends and fans. After my amazing visit this weekend, I have
verbally committed to Texas A&M,” Wydermyer said via Twitter on Sunday night.
Wydermyer became the 24th commitment in Texas A&M’s 2019 recruiting class
and will give the Aggies a big, athletic pass catcher who averaged better than 22
yards per catch in his senior season, helping the Gators finish with a 10-2 record.
“I feel relieved,” Wydermyer told Nick Kruger of theother98.com, a Texas A&M
athletic website. “The recruiting process can be hard at times and it can take a
toll on you. It’s a relief that I can be committed somewhere, shut it down and get
it out of the way.”
Ranked as the 43rd best prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals.com, Wydermyer
opened the season linked to Miami (Fla.) but was pulled in by the Aggies as
the season went on. In a bit of foreshadowing, Rivals.com writer Russell Johnson
predicted early on Sunday that “(Wydermyer’s) not leaving the state.”
Wydermyer will be able to make his commitment a formality when the early period
of National Signing Day arrives on December 19.