When a serious program loses a key recruit, Rivals.com takes a take a look at how huge of a blow it’s to the respective college, analyzing it from an area and nationwide stage. To quantify the “sting” of every decommitment, we assign a rating from one to 10, with one being no huge deal and 10 being a catastrophic hit.

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THE STORYLINE

Texas A&M has recruited extremely effectively on the quarterback place and it seemed like 2023 four-star Eli Holstein could be subsequent in line.

The Zachary, La., standout dedicated to Texas A&M in June over LSU, Ohio State, Georgia and Arizona State, and cited the early timetable of quarterback pledges and wished to lock up his spot.

There was not a lot of an inkling that Holstein was trying round however then over the previous few weeks phrase acquired out that he was planning a go to to Alabama. His father went to LSU and with the brand new teaching employees in place there the Tigers may change into an actual contender as effectively.

Aside from these two SEC powerhouses, quite a few different top-flight packages are already reaching out to Holstein or will quickly. Even ranked because the fifth-best pro-style quarterback within the 2023 class feels just a little low however the 4 forward of him are all five-stars.

Holstein could have loads of alternatives forward of him. It simply appears like Texas A&M must regroup if it desires so as to add a reputation this recruiting cycle.

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LOCAL REACTION

“Shedding your best choice at quarterback hurts anytime, however there are three causes this isn’t devastating for A&M: Haynes King, Max Johnson and Conner Weigman. They’ve depth and expertise — for now. However they received’t be round perpetually and they should discover a new one and get him in to arrange for the long run. It’ll be robust to seek out one higher than Holstein.” – Mark Passwaters, AggieYell.com

Sting issue: 8

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NATIONAL REACTION

“The highest of the pro-style quarterback rankings are loaded and though Holstein is just not a five-star at this second he completely suits proper in that group. I noticed him throw on the Rivals Camp Collection in Dallas final spring and he was undoubtedly on par with Walker Howard and so he’s a particular prospect with numerous upside.

“Texas A&M might be completely positive at quarterback and Weigman is likely to be one of the best of the bunch. I nonetheless fear that at No. 36 nationally we ranked him too low though he was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback. However Holstein would have been a superb addition.

“What additionally hurts is that there’s at the very least a fairly respectable probability that he nonetheless finally ends up someplace within the SEC West. If that occurs, it’s actually robust. If he goes to Ohio State or Stanford or elsewhere then it’s not as unhealthy of a success.” – Adam Gorney, Nationwide Recruiting Director

Sting issue: 8

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