Oct 16, 2021; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of Texas A&M Aggies helmets during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M signs 5-star Shemar Stewart, seals historic class

Five-star defensive lineman Shemar Stewart signed with Texas A&M Wednesday on National Signing Day, giving the Aggies the highest-ranked recruiting class ever, per the 247Sports composite.

He is the seventh five-star signee for Texas A&M in this recruiting cycle for coach Jimbo Fisher. Four of them are from Texas.

Stewart, from Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami, was ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect in the country and the No. 3 defensive lineman in the Class of 2022, per the composite.

The 6-foot-6, 272-pound Stewart chose Texas A&M over Georgia and Miami.

“The bond that we built over the recruiting process,” Stewart told ESPN about why he picked the Aggies. “The foundation we built and the relationships that I’ve made with the coaches is what put them over the top.”

The ranking of recruiting classes is based on points, and Stewart’s inclusion gives the Aggies’ class the most points ever, besting Alabama’s 2021 class. The Crimson Tide overtook Florida’s 2010 class a year ago.

In all, Texas A&M has 28 signees, including 18 ranked as four-star recruits by the 247Sports composite.

The other five-stars in the group are wide receivers Evan Stewart (Frisco, Texas) and Chris Marshall (Missouri City, Texas); defensive linemen Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy (Lakeland, Fla.) and Walter Nolen (Powell, Tenn.); quarterback Conner Weigman (Cypress, Texas); and cornerback Denver Harris (Houston).

–Field Level Media