Feb 3, 2022 - Sports

Texas A&M signs best college football recruiting class ever

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Texas A&M ended National Signing Day with the best recruiting class in college football history.

Driving the news: The Aggies added five-star DE Shemar Stewart and four-star S Jacoby Mathews on Wednesday, nudging them past Alabama's 2021 class for the highest-ranked ever, per 247Sports.

  • Wild stat: A&M signed seven of the 34 five-star recruits in this year's class.
  • Top 10 classes: Alabama wasn't far behind with the sixth-best class ever, followed by Georgia, Ohio State, Texas, Penn State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Michigan and UNC.

Why it matters: Seven of the 10 best classes in history have won or played for a national championship within four years of signing — and every No. 1 class from 2011-20 made the national title game.

  • So expectations will be sky high for Texas A&M, which hasn't won a national championship since 1939 or a conference title since 1998.
  • Simply put, it's National Championship or bust for Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies.
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