The simple message delivered by Jimbo Fisher during his recent media availability, it takes money and resources to compete at the highest level of college football recruiting.

Having spent a decade in Tallahassee, as either an assistant or as the Seminoles head coach, Fisher built Florida State back into a nationally dominant program and the strongest ACC team for much of his tenure. Before taking that position, Fisher cut his teeth in the SEC and now that he’s back in the nation’s toughest conference, he understands exactly what it’s going to take to get Texas A&M over the hump.

That mission starts with recruiting the best prospects possible.

So far, so good in that category, as A&M has the nation’s No. 2-ranked recruiting class for the 2019 recruiting cycle. That progress hasn’t resulted in the Aggies pulling off the accelerator either, in fact, the program is working that much harder to gain an edge on its SEC opponents with the hiring of Director of Recruiting Leah Knight, formerly of Alabama, and Associate AD of Football Personnel Austin Thomas, formerly of LSU.

Fisher dedicated a portion of his media availability explaining just how important it is for Texas A&M to surround him with a network of recruiters on staff to help make each and every prospect that visits College Station feel welcome and want to play there.