Texas A&M has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class for 2022. And Dan Lanning is reportedly hiring a key player in putting that class together.

Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel is reporting that Texas A&M Associate AD for Football Marshall Malchow is set to be hired as the chief of staff at Oregon.

Malchow was hired by the Aggies and coach Jimbo Fisher in January of 2020 after 4 seasons with Georgia. Malchow’s Texas A&M bio notes that in February 2018, he was named National Player Personnel Director of the Year by FootballScoop. Malchow’s first class in College Station, in 2021, ranked 8th nationally in the 247 Composite.

In heading to Eugene, Malchow will be reuniting with Lanning. Both were on Kirby Smart’s Georgia staff for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

“I can’t confirm any of those reports,” Lanning said Thursday when meeting with reporters. “We’re excited about the staff we have coming aboard but I cannot confirm anything right now at this time. But I’ll tell you this, we’re putting together a championship staff. Super excited about the guys that are coming on. We’re being really diligent in our process but there’s a good group coming and there’s certainly more to come. As soon as I’m able to speak on them I’ll be the first one doing it I promise.”