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5-star RB Robin Owens commits to Texas A&M hours after leaving Louisville

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Five-star Reuben Owens is committed to returning to Texas A&M Wednesday night, hours after his termination Louisville. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Texas A&M is the third school Owens has committed to since he began his recruitment. Prior to Louisville, he committed to Texas State in February 2021, but dropped out after four months.
  • Owens, of El Campo (Texas) High, has been committed to the Cardinals since June and was the highest-ranked player in the class of 2023 at No. 23 overall.
  • Before Owens joined Wednesday, Texas A&M had no offensive skills players in the 2023 recruiting class.
  • Owens is the second five-star A&M recruit Aggies She has 12 commitments so far.

background story

At the time of his commitment to Louisville, Owens was the second-highest-ranked recruit the Cardinals had in the modern recruiting era, according to 247Sports. After his termination from Texas in June 2021, he kept his appointment open for a year but committed to the Cardinal after a state visit this summer.

Coaching changes resulted in Owens being pulled from Louisville. Scott Satterfield, the Cardinals coach when Owens committed the offense, accepted Cincinnati The post earlier this week.

Shortly after his disengagement, Owens said Wednesday that he was waiting to see if Louisville linebackers coach Deryl Sims would stay with the program but said, “Coach Sims called me today and said he’s not going to be in Louisville anymore.”

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What Owens says

“I was like…a new cast, I don’t know them,” Owens said. the athlete. So I was like, ‘I’m going out of commitment. “

Hours after canceling his commitment, Owens announced on social media that he will be choosing his new school at 8 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday.

What does compliance mean for Texas A&M?

It’s a big win for coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies are in need. Start running backwards Devon Ashanwho led the team with 1,102 yards, declared for the NFL Draft this week.

The Aggies have talented young sophomore running backs Amari Daniels And he demanded Levon Moss, but the two combined for just 63 carries this season. The addition of a productive playmaker like Owens opens up interesting possibilities for the Aggies offense, which will have a new coordinator in 2023.

In four seasons at El Campo High, Owens rushed for 7,089 yards and 101 touchdowns and caught 29 passes for 489 yards and four scores.

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(Photo: Courtesy of Robin Owens)