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Four-Star IOL TJ Shanahan Jr. commits to Texas A&M

Hayes Fawcett09/07/22
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Four-Star IOL TJ Shanahan commits to Texas A&M

Four-star interior offensive lineman TJ Shanahan of Austin (TX) Westlake High announced his commitment to Texas A&M Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-4, 310 pounder chose the Aggies over LSU, USC, Texas, and Georgia.

Shanahan on why he chose Texas A&M

“Just A&M as a program,” Shanahan said. “From the class last year and the class we are going to bring in this year, it’s gonna be a special time in College Station.”

Strong relationship with coaching staff + A&M’s Plan

“I’m definitely closest with Coach Fisher and Coach Addazio,” Shanahan said. “They have told me time and time again that they are bringing me in to start year one.”

Thoughts and expectations for A&M ‘23 Class 

“It’s a really special group,” Shanahan said. “I understand it won’t be a full class because of the guys that were brought in last year, but when this 23 class gets to College Station I would say you see a lot of us play early.”

The Lone Star state offensive lineman joins coach Fisher and the Aggies’ Top 20 class in the 2023 team rankings. He is accompanied by five-star LB Anthony Hill Jr., Chase Bisontis, and others. 

TJ Shanahan Scouting Summary

“Interior offensive line prospect that is the definition of a road grader at the next level. Helped lead Austin Westlake (TX) to a state championship during his junior season,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Run blocking machine that blows defenders off the ball with ease. Lacks ideal arm length and foot speed to play tackle. Measures in at just a shade under 6-foot-4, 325 pounds with a 6-foot-7 wingspan. Consistently low pad level that allows him to win the leverage battle. Strong punch and solid striker. Threw 43-foot-8 in the shot put as a sophomore. Has the potential to push for a starting job in year one as long as he can control his weight. Transferred from Timber Creek (FL) to Austin Westlake following his sophomore season. One of the older offensive line prospects in the 2023 recruiting cycle.”

Shanahan currently ranks as the No. 117 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting services. He also tabs in as the No. 7 interior offensive lineman and the No. 21 player in the state of Texas.