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Aggies go international, add 4-star TE from Sweden to '23 class

Somewhere, George Bush must be smiling. 

Theodor Ohrstrom will make the trek from Uppsala, Sweden to College Station.
Theodor Ohrstrom will make the trek from Uppsala, Sweden to College Station.

The 41st president and devoted Aggie football fan was known for his skill in the international arena, serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before assembling a multi-national coalition to eject Iraq from Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm 30 years ago. Now, the Aggies are on the way to becoming the most international team in college football, as they have added Swedish tight end Theodor Ohrstrom to their 2023 class to go with two natives of Australia (as well as 19 states and the District of Columbia).

Though there are few football players of renown from Sweden, the native of Uppsala is no novelty act. He is a 4-star prospect ranked 179th in the RIvals 250 and has offers from Alabama, Ohio State and LSU, among others.

Ohrstrom was one of several players to tour U.S. college football camps with PPI Recruits this summer, and he made an immediate impression. He was offered by the Aggies before the conclusion of that day's camp, and tight ends coach James Coley has remained in pursuit ever since. That continued effort, along with A&M's successful use of tight ends since the arrival of coach Jimbo Fisher, led Ohrstrom to choose the Aggies over LSU and Ohio State Wednesday morning.

The Aggies now have four commits for their 2023 class, and all are 4-stars. Two are from Texas, one is from Louisiana, and one is from seven time zones away.

Analysis of A&M's newest commit

These are, suffice it to say, not the best-filmed highlights of all time. But hey -- we've got Hudl highlights for a guy playing in Sweden! And he looks good.

Of course, the size is the first thing that stands out. He's 6-foot-6, 245 pounds; that puts him in between Jalen Wydermyer and Baylor Cupp in height and heavier than Cupp is listed after two seasons on campus. And, for a guy of that size, Ohrstrom can run -- he has a listed 40-yard dash time of 4.65 seconds.

So he's tall and can get open. But he's also got great hands and finds the ball really well while it's in the air, and he's not dealing with elite-level passers. He'll body up defenders and simply out-jump them to get the ball. He cuts well and looks like he has good lateral movement.

Clearly, he'll need to be coached up some as he tries to make the quantum leap from prep ball in Sweden to the best conference in college football. But he'll also have time to do that, with Cupp likely still around and with Fernando Garza and Donovan Green also on the roster. But most importantly, it's not like A&M is going into this relying on Hudl tape. They saw Ohrstrom in person, watched him run a few routes and offered him almost immediately. He's clearly got plenty of potential and hasn't even gotten close to maximizing it yet.