It’s official, Mike Elko is headed to College Station.

You don’t have to take our word for it, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has confirmed the news following the initial report broken by TexAgs’ Billy Liucci. In Elko, the Aggies are getting a rising star in the coaching and recruiting world. Considering Jimbo Fisher’s expertise is on the offensive side of the ball, it’s fair to say this hire would be the most critical of his initial staff in College Station.

Kelly released the following statement on Twitter confirming he had lost his coveted defensive coordinator after having him on staff for only one season.

Elko is the latest hire by first-year A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher after his stunning jump from Florida State in December. Wednesday, Texas A&M announced Fisher had finalized his entire offensive staff moving forward into the 2018 season.

These are the coaches officially announced by A&M Wednesday:

Offensive coordinator/QB coach: Darrell Dickey

Tight ends coach: Tim Brewster

Wide receivers coach: Dameyune Craig

Running backs coach: Jay Graham

Offensive line coach: Jim Turner