Last week saw the Alabama Crimson Tide receive commitments from three 5-star recruits, which prompted Quinn (who spent his own college career at Notre Dame) to take a shot at the Aggies’ recruiting in a conversation with LaVar Arrington and Jonas Knox on iHeartMedia’s Two Pros and a Cup of Joe.
“It’s a direct correlation to the microscope has been put on us. We can’t do what we did last year and our recruits look a little different right now. I haven’t seen that dramatic of a swing in recruiting ever. When Nick Saban comes out and basically says, ‘Yeah, dude, you bought that class.’ This justifies it.”
But the Jimbo Fisher-led Aggies haven’t exactly fallen off the map in recruiting. They’d made some impressive moves even before Quinn’s comment, and they landed one 5-star recruit and three 4-star recruits this past week after Quinn’s remarks.
The Aggies have landed commitments from 5-star Anthony Hill (#1 linebacker), 4-star Chase Bisontis (#9 OT), 4-star Dalton Brooks (#5 athlete) & 4-star Colton Thompasson (#30 OT) since Brady Quinn offered up this gem on Texas A&M’s recruiting pic.twitter.com/SR0rkATqe7
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) July 31, 2022
Right now, the Aggies’ recruiting class is ranked second only to Alabama in the SEC. So this led to many dragging Quinn (seen above at a NFL game in 2014) on social media and calling him out for his apparent mistake.
Four-star running back Dalton Brooks of Shiner (Texas) High — the No. 67 overall player in the 2023 class — has committed to Texas A&M. That is the second top-100 player of the day and the third of the week.
Remember when people thought their class was going to stink last week?
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) July 31, 2022
Brady vs his takes… pic.twitter.com/IpReW5ceiI
— Failor '17 (Auggie's Dad) 🏴☠️ (@ohAGGIE17) July 31, 2022
— North Shore Aggie (@NorthShoreAggie) July 31, 2022
SEC fans are notorious for roasting anyone who talks about their team. It looks like it’s Brady Quinn’s week to be the one on the fire pit.
[Saturday Down South; photo from Bruce Kluckhohn/USA Today Sports]