ATLANTA — We don't yet know how well Jimbo Fisher will do in his first season at Texas A&M. What we do know already is that he's recruiting at a very high level in College Station.
Which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who followed his career at Florida State.
Fisher's Aggies have the No. 2 recruiting class in 2019, behind only Alabama. The list of non-binding oral commitments includes 10 blue-chip prospects (one five-star player, and nine four-star players).
"It's a whole comprehensive package," Fisher said of A&M's success on the recruiting trail so far. "When you're recruiting, I mean, you want to win, everybody thinks about winning."
That hasn't happened yet, although Fisher is still undefeated.
Fisher said A&M's selling points have been everything else, too, from academics to "playing in the best league in college football."
"Oure staff has done a heck of a job there, and also our players," Fisher said Monday during SEC media days. "I think our players have done a great job, once we got guys on campus, of selling what we're doing…"
The Aggies' class is heavy on Texas players. That should be obvious, but it suggests Fisher and his staff are doing a good job of making inroads locally. It also includes two Florida prospects hovering around No. 100 in the state: Pensacola offensive tackle Adrian Medley and Tallahassee Godby linebacker Tarian Lee.
A lot can (and will) change between now and both signing days, so remember that this is only a snapshot. But it's a good one for Fisher.
Just look at two other coaches of note. Willie Taggart's Seminoles sit 14th, and Dan Mullen's Gators are 33rd.
I'll have plenty more from SEC media days later on. We'll hear from Georgia this morning and the Gators this afternoon, so follow along here and on Twitter @MBakerTBTimes.