The Texas A&M Aggies are arguably the hottest program in college football recruiting right now, and the recent flip of 4-star linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni goes a long way to prove that point.
Mastrogiovanni was committed to Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners, but according to Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN.com, he has switched his commitment to Texas A&M:
The wave of momentum Texas A&M has in recruiting right now has seemingly become a tsunami, especially considering the Aggies' latest pull.
ESPN 300 linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni, who has been committed to Oklahoma since June 14, has flipped his commitment to Texas A&M. The four-star inside linebacker confirmed the news to GigEmNation via text message on Sunday.
If this seems like it came out of nowhere, Khan Jr. also reports that Mastrogiovanni took a visit to Texas A&M on October 20th and that it was a positive experience. It's worth noting as well, as Khan Jr. points out, that this flip came less than two days after Texas A&M's convincing win over Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
One would only assume that watching the overmatched Sooners lose to Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and the Aggies played at least a part in his decision.
It seems like everybody wants to play football with Manziel and the Aggies nowadays, and this latest flip just goes to show you how strong Texas A&M is on the recruiting trail right now.
Outside of Alabama and Notre Dame, the Aggies are the talk of the college football recruiting world.
The move to the SEC has obviously helped A&M on the recruiting trail, but it's really a side note compared to Manziel's freshman season and the success that Sumlin has had in his first year as head coach.
If you think Texas A&M is good now, just watch how great this program will become in the next few years.
Manziel is only going to get better with more experience, and the Aggies will continue to bring in more elite recruits due to their success on the field.
Success breeds success, and that's exactly what we're seeing here with the Aggies' 2013 recruiting class. Mastrogiovanni is the latest to realize that A&M is the place to be as an elite football recruit, but he certainly won't be the last.
This group of 2013 recruits will play a huge role in the continued success of the Aggies' program, and as Texas A&M keeps winning on the field, it will keep winning on the recruiting trail.
In college football recruiting, the strong oftentimes get stronger. Nick Saban and Alabama have built a championship program by building this "aura" and excitement around the Crimson Tide program with elite recruits. That's exactly what Sumlin is doing with the Aggies.
This past season was a great one for Texas A&M, but it's just the start of something very big for the Aggies.
Texas A&M has become a force in college football recruiting, and it will only get stronger as time goes on.