One of Texas A&M Football’s top targets, 2020 four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton, was set to make a decision on Monday before postponing a decision.
Texas A&M Football continues to build it’s 2020 recruiting class, seemingly with another big decision coming on Monday.
The decision was that of Vernon Broughton, a four-star defensive tackle, one of the top prospects in the state of Texas.
Broughton was set to choose between Texas and Texas A&M, setting a decision date to Monday.
However, on Monday, which happened to be Broughton’s 18th birthday, the highly-touted tackle decided to postpone his decision to “enjoy my 18th birthday with family and friends”.
Obviously, Broughton’s decision is understandable, but it is frustrating nonetheless. Broughton is one of the top local recruits and is a top target for Jimbo Fisher in the Class of 2020.
Unfortunately for the Aggies, all signs point to Broughton heading to Austin, even with his decision to push back an announcement. Broughton tweeted a picture of him in a Longhorns’ uniform for his birthday on Monday, seemingly pointing towards a decision to attend UT.
Maybe the decision to delay is a good thing, as it gives Fisher more time to develop a backup plan if Broughton choses against A&M. Of course there is the chance that delaying the decision gives Fisher more time to develop a better pitch to Broughton, but it seems as if Broughton might just be decided.
In this case, it seems as if no news is good news, as it could just be delaying the inevitable of bad news for the Aggies Class of 2020 recruiting trail. Fisher will need to allocate time to other recruits in the mean time, as the 2020 class is nowhere near complete, especially considering the fact that the Aggies do not have a 2020 quarterback yet.