5-Star CB Kelee Ringo ready for Aggies to play bigger role in recruitment
When it comes to Texas A&M’s recruitment of five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo, there’s good news and there’s bad news.
The good news is that he said the Aggies are very much a candidate for his commitment, which he has no plans of making until after his senior season. The bad news is that the Aggies are competing with a Longhorns team that has already gotten a head start recruiting him to the state of Texas, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to holding serve with some of the other top programs that are after him.
“It works against [A&M] just a little bit,” Ringo said of Texas having a bigger presence in his recruitment so far. “I don’t feel like that is going to be a big factor, though. It’s going to be all about where I’m more comfortable and where I like most.”
The good news there is that Ringo said that the next time he makes a trip to the Lone Star State, it will be to Texas A&M. The less-than-good news is that visit is still yet to be determined but he knows for sure that his next visit will be to Oklahoma and he plans on going to Georgia’s spring game on April 20.
Such is the process when recruiting such a high-profile prospect. Where A&M has made progress with Ringo is the staff’s efforts to go visit him until he makes his first trip to College Station.
He estimated that Aggies defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist had been out to see him within the last month and their rapport is heading in a more positive direction this spring.
“Things have been pretty good so far, honestly,” Ringo said. “Ultimately, he wants me out there for a visit. I like Texas A&M a lot - I also like Texas - but the scenery all around the state, it’s just great overall. Me and Coach Mo have built up a great relationship and I feel like if I take a visit out there, A&M will be a school that I take a harder look at.”
Ringo said that the only school that he knows he is going to take an official visit to is Texas. Although the Aggies offered him in spring of 2018, it’s only been recently that the staff has picked up the pace in recruiting him. He added that as long as things continue trending the way that they currently are, A&M has a shot at playing a bigger part in his considerations.
“At first, Coach Linguist and A&M weren’t talking to me as much early in the process,” he said. “They’ve been getting on me more now. I feel like me and Coach Linguist are really building a good relationship and I feel like that could make me look at them more, for sure.”