Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher received some bad news late Tuesday night.
Four-star Houston St. Pius QB Grant Gunnell decommitted from the Aggies 2019 recruiting class after being the first commitment in the class. Gunnell committed to Texas A&M when Kevin Sumlin was still the head coach, but he started checking out other schools once Sumlin was fired.
The 6-foot-6, 212-pound signal caller is ranked as the nation’s No. 49 overall prospect, the nation’s No. 2 pro-style QB and the state of Texas’ No. 7 overall player, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
“After much consideration and discussion with my family, I feel that I may have committed to Texas A&M a little early. With the coaching transition, along with other factors I feel it is in my best interest to re open my recruitment. While Texas A&M is still very much in play, I feel this is the best decision to make at the moment. Thank you and God bless,” his statement read on Twitter.
Earlier Tuesday, Ohio State was the latest school to offer Gunnell.
During his junior season, Gunnell threw for nearly 5,000 yards and 61 TDs, and he’s thrown for over 11,000 yards and 142 TDs during his high school career.
Of course, Texas A&M losing Gunnell hurts, but things certainly aren’t over yet. With Gunnell’s decommitment, Texas A&M is down to five commitments in the 2019 recruiting class.
Thank you for everything Aggieland. pic.twitter.com/BDafr4rPer
— Grant Gunnell (@grantgunnell7) February 14, 2018