Texas A&M Football: Aggies make trimmed list for top-100 2022 safety

Leon O'Neal, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Leon O'Neal, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
Texas A&M Football
Leon O’Neal, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Jimbo Fisher has been grinding hard on the recruiting trail for the Texas A&M Football team. In his three years as head coach, he has brought the Aggies a top ten class in each season respectively. For a team that was inconsistent from a recruiting standpoint prior to his arrival in College Station, this has been a breath of fresh air.

So far, the 2022 class has been no exception to his great recruiting. Right now, the class ranks 7th nationally, with a 5-star quarterback headlining the class.

But Jimbo Fisher isn’t done yet. Not even close.

He has been working hard on the recruiting trail. And with the Maroon and White game behind him, there will be even more time dedicated to building his team for the future. On Wednesday, he made some progress in the right direction.

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Over the weekend, the Aggies got closer to an under-the-radar recruit in Xavier Nwankpa. Nwankpa is a safety out of Altoona, Iowa with an extremely impressive offer sheet. The 6-2 safety has offers from Texas A&M, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a handful of other teams. He could virtually attend any school he wanted.

After the 2021 season, the Aggies will be extremely thin at the safety position, so this will be a recruit that will receive some extra attention from Fisher and the rest of his staff.

If Nwankpa committed to Texas A&M, he would be just the third defensive commitment that the Aggies have received in that class. So far, they have a 4-star cornerback and the 3rd-ranked defensive end in the country.

Nwankpa is ranked as the 71st-best player in the 2022 class in 247Sports’ composite rankings, so he would be a huge boost for a defense that already looks like it’ll have some firepower in the future.

At the high school level, Nwankpa has played all over the place, including offense, defense, and special teams. As a safety, he is a big-hitting player who can sneak his way into opposing teams’ backfields. That said, he can also match up with virtually any opposing pass-catcher.

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This will be a recruit to keep an eye on down the stretch, as he could easily become a key player on the Texas A&M Football team down the road.