Texas A&M’s 2019 recruiting class took a big hit on Tuesday evening as 4-star quarterback Grant Gunnell announced his de-commitment from Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies.
He made the announcement on Twitter:
Thank you for everything Aggieland. pic.twitter.com/BDafr4rPer
— Grant Gunnell (@grantgunnell7) February 14, 2018
“After much consideration and discussion with my family, I feel I may have committed to Texas A&M a little early,” Gunnell wrote. “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.”
He committed to Texas A&M when Kevin Sumlin was still the coach back in June of 2017. It’s worth noting he received an offer from Urban Meyer and Ohio State on Tuesday before announcing his de-commitment.
Gunnell is the No. 49 overall player in the class of 2018 according to 247Sports composite rankings. He’s also the No. 2 overall prostyle quarterback in the country according to the same system.
Texas A&M’s 2019 class is off to a strong start, but losing Gunnell definitely hurts. The Aggies are now down to just five commitments in the class, and only three are blue chip prospects.
Still, the Aggies have a solid foundation to build their 2019 class on and Fisher shouldn’t have trouble attracting another quarterback from the state of Texas.