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Texas A&M football recruiting under Mike Elko: 2025 updates, rankings, players to watch from SEC insiders

While National Signing Day was relatively quiet for most programs in college football, that was certainly not the case for Texas A&M and new head coach Mike Elko. He was tasked with holding the 2024 recruiting class together following Jimbo Fisher’s dismissal, and he was able to do so with a class that is No. 18 in the 247Sports team rankings. The Aggies welcomed three newcomers on National Signing Day, including five-star athlete Terry Bussey. He opted to hold off on signing in December and took late visits to several other SEC schools, but Elko’s staff was able to land Bussey in the end

Now, Texas A&M will try to build a strong class for the 2025 cycle, and it has several important players on its radar. The Aggies are No. 28 in the 2025 recruiting rankings, but that could change drastically over the next year. If you want to see the latest Texas A&M recruiting news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at GigEm247, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Texas A&M.

GigEm247’s team of Texas A&M insiders are providing frequent updates on every recruiting development, including insights from Jeff Tarpley, who has covered the team for more than 25 years and has deep-rooted ties inside and around the A&M community. Tarpley helped GigEm247 report an unfiltered view of the behind-the-scenes talks that ultimately led to Texas A&M parting ways with former head coach Jimbo Fisher.

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The team at GigEm has a complete recap of National Signing Day and some early updates on important 2025 recruits. Head to GigEm247 now to see them all.

Mike Elko Texas A&M recruiting updates 

Texas A&M wrapped up a successful 2024 recruiting class by signing Bussey, Robert Bourdon and Ashton Bethel-Roman. Bussey is a two-way star who played cornerback and wide receiver in high school, and Texas A&M is expected to use him in several different ways. There was serious buzz regarding a potential flip to LSU on National Signing Day, but Bussey wound up signing with his in-state school. Bourdon was the first to sign on Wednesday, as the one-time Duke commitment flipped to Texas A&M following the coaching change. 

The Aggies moved quickly in January, getting Bourdon to campus for a visit to make him feel comfortable with the flip. Bethel-Roman was the other key signing for Texas A&M after getting out of his letter of intent to sign with Arkansas. The wide receiver is a dynamic playmaker with elite speed, and he is expected to be a factor in the offense from the jump. See a full post-Signing Day recap here. 

One player from the 2025 class who has already committed to Texas A&M is four-star linebacker Kelvion Riggins. The Forney, Texas, linebacker committed to Texas A&M at the end of January, giving the Aggies an explosive defensive playmaker in their 2025 class. Riggins spent the first two seasons of his high school career at South Oak Cliff High School, winning the state title and all-district honors as a sophomore. He played defensive end during that state title run before moving to linebacker at Forney. GigEm247 has a full breakdown of what he brings to the table. 

Another player that Elko’s staff is interested in for 2025 is Top247 four-star cornerback Kade Phillips. The in-state cornerback has already taken multiple trips to College Station throughout his recruitment, including a visit for junior day at the beginning of January. It was his first visit to campus since Elko’s staff took over, giving Phillips a chance to meet the new staff in full. Phillips is the No. 33 cornerback in the 2025 class, and he has already visited several other in-state schools. He is slated to visit several out-of-state programs after the dead period is lifted, including one of Texas A&M’s rivals. 

How to get insider Texas A&M recruiting updates 

The Aggies are also targeting a 2025 four-star wide receiver who is expected to return to campus this spring following a junior-day trip. See who it is at GigEm247.

Who are the top 2025 recruits that Texas A&M is going after, and which four-star wide receiver is set to return to campus this spring? Go to GigEm247 to see the latest updates, all from a team of reporters with decades of experience covering the Aggies, and find out. Get a seven-day free trial on an annual subscription or your first month of a monthly plan for just $1. 

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