Houston’s recruiting success is making the Aggies nervous

FB John Newhouse in 1979’s Houston vs A&M game. via Fansided

New Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman and staff are having excellent success on the recruiting trail keeping local stars like Ed Oliver home. Texas A&M fans seem to be getting a bit nervous at the prospect of a much stronger Houston. From A&M fan blog Maroon Report:

In less than a 24 hour span last week, Sumlin’s old stomping grounds gave A&M recruiting the biggest body blow it has received inside state lines in 4 years. New Houston head coach Tom Herman shocked the world with his ability to land 5-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver, a player A&M was heavily recruiting.

Oliver’s decision prompted offensive tackle Dixie Wooten and defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, another Aggie target, to also jump on board. Three Houston area players, two of which were blue chip recruits, all picking a non-power 5 school over offers from the top school’s around the country.

If that weren’t enough, A&M may be losing ground on QB Dillon Sterling-Cole, an Aggie legacy, and WR Tyrie Cleveland, a former Aggie commit. The two players have announced their intentions to play together at the next level, and it seems that they are both impressed with what Tom Herman is putting together at Houston.

Signing day is still several months away, and until then anything can change. But if Oliver and Elliot stick and Sterling-Cole and Cleveland join the #HTownTakeover, Tom Herman will have established himself as a serious threat to A&M’s most fertile recruiting grounds.

And we’re just getting started! With or without a Power 5 conference membership, we’re going to keep taking over the state!