After Alabama's latest commitment from Texas, Aggies defender calls out recruits for leaving Lone Star State
Alabama football’s raid of Texas continued on Christmas Day with the commitment of 4-star offensive guard Jaeden Roberts. The Lone Star State is now the best-represented state in the Crimson Tide’s No. 1-ranked 2021 recruiting class with seven of the 26 pledges hailing from the Lone Star State. Texas A&M’s Leon O’Neal Jr. isn’t a fan of seeing so many recruits leave the state.
“Texas Athletes Leaving their State Will Never Make Sense To Me,” O’Neal tweeted Friday. “Defend the crib you can be great here too.”
Out of Cypress, Texas, O’Neal was one of the most sought-after prospects in the 2018 recruiting class. The No. 75 prospect overall nationally on the 247Sports Composite, the Cypress Springs standout collected 34 scholarship offers, including Alabama.
Nick Saban’s staff has landed two of the top four recruits in Texas in 5-star OT Tommy Brockermeyer (No. 1, Fort Worth) and 5-star RB Camar Wheaton (No. 4, Garland). All seven in the top 40 players in the Lone Star State, with Roberts No. 38 in Texas on the Composite.
When the recruiting dead period ends, O’Neal will be able to visit with in-state prospects visiting Texas A&M campus and try to persuade them to stay closer to home. For now, however, there looks to be no stopping Alabama on the recruiting trail.
Texas Athletes Leaving their State Will Never Make Sense To Me
Defend the crib you can be great here too
— Leon O’Neal Jr 🛌 (@WakeEmUp9) December 25, 2020