Buzz Williams effect: Texas A&M lands 4-star and JUCO commits on Saturday
Basketball excitement is high in College Station these days, as the Texas A&M Aggies have hired Buzz Williams to be their new coach, replacing Billy Kennedy.
On Saturday, Williams picked up a pair of 2019 recruits who will only help to stoke the fire going on for the Aggies as they prepare to rebound from the poor 2018-19 season.
First up, Williams dipped into the JUCO ranks, landing a commitment from G Quenton Jackson from the College of Central Florida. He announced his decision via Twitter:
Jackson has yet to be rated by any of the major recruiting services.
Next, it was 4-star 2020 G Cashius McNeilly, who will reportedly reclassify into the 2019 class to join Williams’ first group of recruits:
When I was 12 @Drake took a picture with me and whispered something in my ear … he said “I’m a time traveller … #GigEm kid” #committed #aggieland #whoop #TAMU @aggiembk @TAMU #scarborough pic.twitter.com/bDB7vixVNs
— Cashius McNeilly (@cmcneilly13) April 13, 2019
McNeilly is the No. 32 overall shooting guard in the class of 2019 and the No. 2 overall recruit from Ontario, Canada, per the 247Sports composite.
The Aggies currently have those two players in their 2019 class. But, since McNeilly hasn’t officially reclassified yet, 247Sports hasn’t updated the page.