During a tense exchange with KSAT reporter Greg Simmons, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher criticized accusations that his program relied on money via Name, Image and Likeness deals to lure top recruits.
Fisher took aim at Alabama coach Nick Saban, social media and Simmons himself during Monday’s comments.
During an interview with Simmons, Fisher was asked about Saban’s recent comments alleging the Aggies got the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class by paying players through their use of NIL partnerships. Fisher bristled at the accusations, saying that only one of the 11 early enrollees from his most recent recruiting class has received an NIL deal.
“It was written on social media. … So everybody believed it,” Fisher said. “All the people obviously believed it. I went and checked with our compliance people—because we have nothing to do with it—one guy, of the early enrollees.”