Texas A&M Football Recruiting: Top 5 remaining targets for 2018 class

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Texas A&M has been known for its solid d-line the past few years. As goes the trend, there are many defensive linemen leaving shortly. Again, the only way to fix this problem is to recruit young talent. Well, the Aggies are about to land another big-time recruit to help out in the trenches. Will he be the next Myles Garrett? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: this kid has the potential.

Joseph Ossai lives in Conroe, Texas and goes to Oak Ridge High School. However, he is originally from Nigeria. Hopefully, Coach Fisher is going to convince the young man to stay in the Eastern part of the state as he is also being recruited by the Longhorns in Austin. The 6-foot-4 defensive is the spark on the d-line that A&M needs.

This past season, the d-line played a different, yet equally important, role than the previous year. Instead of racking up all the sacks and tackles like Garrett and Hall did in 2016, they created the pathways for out lighting fast linebackers like Tyrell Dodson, Otaro Alaka, and Landis Durham to come in and make the plays. While this strategy worked pretty well for the Ags, they’d like to have some more pressure off the edge.

Big time player and big-time leader

Ossai has a long and lanky frame which is still growing. The older he gets and the more he matures physically, we could see something special happen. He only weighs 220 right now but at 6-foot-4, he has plenty of room to grow. While 2018 may be the year of Joseph growing into himself physically, don’t be surprised if in 2019 he’s the next big thing in College Station.

Besides football, the thing that I like most about him is his speaking ability. Listen in this interview with Gig‘Em 247 (above) on how well he communicates and speaks. He may not say much but it’s how he says those few words that make him so mature. The Aggies need good leaders like this no matter how well they play ball. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of this young man in the future, both on and off the field.