Texas might be the flagship school in the state, but Texas A&M, coming off of a highly successful two-year run to kick off its SEC membership, is now claiming that they now own the Lone Star State. A&M Twitter accounts have been using the #WRTS tag in their posts, which stands for “we run this state”, a thinly-veiled shot at Texas and the other local programs.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) June 16, 2014
— Aggieland Outfitters (@AggieOutfitters) May 30, 2014
While it’s hard to argue against the Longhorns as the premiere football program in Texas, AL.com makes some valid points that back up A&M’s bold claim.
Of the top 10 2015 prospects in Texas according to the 247Sports Composite, Texas A&M has commitments from three of them — defensive tackle Daylon Mack, receiver Damarkus Lodge and quarterback Kyler Murray. Texas Tech has one. Alabama, and LSU have one each. Texas has none.
Texas A&M, which is also in the middle of a $450 million redevelopment project at Kyle Field, has a 2015 class that is rated No. 2 in the nation right now by 247Sports, trailing only Alabama.
At the end of the day, no matter who “runs” Texas, it is clear that Charlie Strong has some work to do to keep up with, not only A&M, but rising Baylor and Texas Tech programs.