Jimbo Fisher is pretty confident about how his first full recruiting cycle at Texas A&M will go.
Texas A&M paid a premium to poach Jimbo Fisher from Florida State for a reason. He's one of just four active title-winning head coaches.
As far as college football coaches go, Fisher's a proven commodity. He brought Florida State out of relative mediocrity to a national championship and a College Football Playoff birth.
Fisher is a strong on-field coach. He's also among the elites on the recruiting trail.
The move to A&M presents some interesting challenges. Fisher obviously built up Florida State with in-state talent.
He'll have to do the same in College Station. However, he doesn't have nearly the connections to Texas that he did through time as an assistant and head coach at FSU.
In eight signing class with the Seminoles, Fisher inked six players total from Texas. He doesn't seem to think it'll be much of an issue, though.
Coming off of National Signing Day 2018, he already had his sights turned to next year. A&M is off to a hot start for 2019, and Fisher predicts that he'll sign one of the two best classes in the country. From CBS Sports:
To be clear, Jimbo Fisher is killing it in recruiting. Texas A&M proudly boasts the nation's No. 4 class according to 247Sports.
Well, in 2019.
"We'll end up being one or two," Fisher said Wednesday during the 2018 National Signing Day. "I'm talking about 10 guys that are right [there]. I'm talking about first-, second-round draft pick guys. There's some phenomenal players."
This year, A&M has the 17th-ranked class. A dip is fairly normal for new head coaches who only have a few months to secure existing commits and build a class.
The early signing period exacerbated issues, because most classes were already locked in just a few weeks after coaching changes occurred. However, if he gets off to a fast start, Fisher could take A&M to the next level.