Former Five Star A&M TE Baylor Cupp Reaches Transfer Portal

Texas A&M tight end and former 247 Sports Composite five star Baylor Cuppa has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per sources to GigEm247. Cupp had been seen with the first unit in spring practice media sessions and had joined them in the Aggies’ first scrimmage of the spring.

However, former defensive end Max Wright also worked with the first team and had a very good spring himself. In addition to, Jake Johnsonthe brother of A&M quarterback Max Johnsonhad caught people’s attention as an early enrollee and 2020 signer Blake Smith had emerged as a challenger to Cupp for game time in what is a deep room with tight ends for the Aggies. A&M also has two more four-stars that will open in the summer Donovan Green and Theodor Melin Ohrstrom

Cupp was ranked number 16 in the 247 Sports overall standings as the best tight end in the country and was invited to play in the Under Armor All-American Game. He was also named after the 2018 Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Whataburger Super Team. He started out as a three-star prospect, mainly because he was in a small school, but he quickly exploded and ended up as a five-star prospect. A&M offered him early in the spring of his final season, eventually adding offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, Texas and USC. He committed to the Aggies in April 2018.

An early entrant, Cupp had five receptions for 88 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown catch in the 2019 spring game. Unfortunately Cupp went down in the fall camp later that year with a plate on his ankle and shin on the lower part of his leg. He was lost for the season after surgery. History repeated itself at the fall camp the following season when he injured his shoulder and underwent another season-end surgery.

Cupp practiced jumping for a few weeks in 2021 but basically missed all contact work, as well as the first and final weeks of training, including the spring game. head coach Jimbo Fisher is noted “Cupp has had some really good training. We’ve been holding him (from training sessions) for the past week, just to get him back healthy from what he was going through. We knew we had to restrict him from going in.”

Cupp eventually returned to the field in 2021 but only played 88 snaps during the season and Wright played for him in two tight end sets along with Jalen Wydermyer who declared himself early for the draft of the National Football League. He was expected to play a big role for the Aggies in the coming season with Wydermyer leaving as one of the most experienced tight ends on the roster. However, A&M has used more three receiver sets during Fisher’s tenure, which has mostly limited playing time for all tight ends on the roster compared to the 2018 campaign when Jace Sternberger and Trevor Wood often stood together on the field for the Aggies.

Texas A&M has a week and a half of springball left as it will end with the annual Maroon and White game on Saturday, April 9.

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