Texas football ‘chipping away’ at 4-Star A&M CB commit Bravion Rogers

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The 2023 Texas football recruiting class, and the pursuit of current Texas A&M Aggies commits, will continue to be something to watch in the next few weeks as we approach signing day. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff keep working to flip the commitment of a number of Texas A&M commits this fall.

Texas did see some success in this venture of attempting to flip some key Texas A&M commits already this fall when the elite five-star Denton Ryan linebacker Anthony Hill re-opened his recruitment on Nov. 7. Hill was the top priority for the Longhorns in the last few months among the 2023 Texas A&M commits.

Yet, it looks like the Texas staff is still working on a handful of other Texas A&M commits that are still holding on their pledge to the Aggies at the moment. The two names to note here are the elite five-star Katy Paetow defensive lineman David Hicks and the highly touted four-star La Grange (TX) cornerback Bravion Rogers.

The latter of those two Texas A&M commits is the only one of the remaining Aggie pledges that took a visit to Texas for a game weekend in the last couple of months, though. Rogers visited Texas unofficially on Nov. 12 for the high-stakes Big 12 matchup against the TCU Horned Frogs.

And while Texas came up with a sluggish 17-10 loss to TCU a couple of weekends ago, the defense still looked solid.

Texas came out of that game with a lot of positives to pitch to priority defensive recruits, which would lead many to think that this staff could’ve left a good impression on Rogers coming out of the weekend.

Texas football continuing to press 4-Star Texas A&M CB commit Bravion Rogers

But the word on the street seems to be that Rogers is remaining pretty solid on his commitment to Texas A&M, evident by a Nov. 15 tweet with a GIF of a lock.

That hasn’t stopped the Texas staff from continuing to work to flip Rogers’ commitment ahead of the Early Signing Period next month. According to a report from Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas on Nov. 20 (paid content), Texas is still “chipping away” at Rogers’ commitment to the Aggies ahead of signing day.

This is really all you can ask from the coaching staff at this point.

And given some of the struggles that Texas A&M faced on the field this season (i.e. falling short of bowl eligibility) and on the recruiting trail in the 2023 class, it is clearly a wise move to keep the pressure dialed up on Rogers to flip.

Moreover, it’s clear that Texas is still trying to get at least one more defensive back committed to the 2023 class ahead of signing day. And landing a top-50 caliber prospect such as Rogers would be a fantastic way to round out the defensive back recruiting in the 2023 class.

That would give Texas commitments from the elite five-star New Iberia Westgate (LA) safety Derek Williams, four-star South Oak Cliff cornerback Malik Muhammad, and Rogers.

No matter what, I firmly believe Texas will continue to chip away at the commitments of both Hicks and Rogers to Texas A&M in the next few weeks leading up to signing day. Hicks and Rogers are definitely important enough to keep recruiting through the whistle.

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Texas currently holds commitments from 21 recruits in the 2023 class after flipping the touted four-star Austin Westlake edge rusher Colton Vasek from the Oklahoma Sooners a couple of weeks ago. There are a few scholarship spots remaining that Texas is looking to fill in the 2023 class ahead of signing day next month.