The Texas A&M Aggies will enter the 2022 season at No. 7, according to the ESPN preseason ranking.

Jimbo Fisher is coming into his fifth season as head coach of the Aggies and is seeking to add momentum on all fronts. With quarterback Haynes King back in action after suffering a season-ending injury in the second game last season, there’s a quarterback competition between him and LSU transfer Max Johnson.

It won’t be an easy season. One of the biggest challenges is the matchup against Alabama and its high-octane offense on Oct. 8. Star-studded players to watch for in College Station include freshman receiver Evan Stewart and other members of Texas A&M’s historic 2022 recruiting class.

In ESPN’s power rankings, writer Dave Wilson named the offense, particularly the receiving corps, as the biggest question mark this fall for the Aggies:

“That offense again. Among wide receivers, Ainias Smith led the Aggies with 47 catches for 509 yards, an average of 10.9 yards per catch. Next was Jalen Preston with 17 catches for 255 yards, while the Aggies ranked 88th in passing yards per game and 71st in total offense. Devon Achane will be a star at running back, but he’ll need help on the outside.”

The Aggies will take on Sam Houston State at home on Saturday, Sept. 3, to start off the season. This should be an indicator of how the offense will react in familiar territory at Kyle Field.