The Texas A&M Football team has been grinding on the recruiting front, bringing in a class that has been in and out of the top ten this season. Jimbo Fisher has been in his bag, as they say. This week, he secured a commitment from an underrated 2022 defensive end and he’s on his way to a commitment from another one.
Aggie fans recently learned that they’d have a 5-star prospect visiting campus in Shemar Stewart, a 6-5, 260-pound edge rusher out of Opa Locka, Florida. Stewart is one of the best overall players in his class, coming in as 247Sports’ 5th ranked 2022 prospect.
He’s a unanimous 5-star and the type of guy with enough athleticism to guarantee a path to the NFL, barring any injuries. Steward could become the Aggies’ next Myles Garrett, as he is one of A&M’s first prospects that can match up with Garrett’s physicality at the high school level.
Texas A&M Football prospect Shemar Stewart is a man among boys at the high school level
As mentioned, Shemar Stewart’s 6-5, 260-pound frame makes him virtually unblockable on the edge at the high school level. It’s almost hard to gauge how good he’ll be at the next level because there isn’t a single player who can match up to him right now.
According to 247Sports, Stewart was mistaken for a college senior by a college recruiter while he was a freshman in high school. At this point, he’s built like an NFL defensive lineman.
Injuries derailed his junior year, but the Aggie prospect recorded 15 sacks during his sophomore season and will look to exceed that number in 2021. He has great length that makes it hard to reach him at the point of attack and enough speed to sneak into the backfield on a regular basis.
His natural instincts are there, but he tends to give up on plays early. If he develops a strong work ethic, this defensive end could become one of the best at the college level in any given season. Hopefully, Texas A&M can secure a commitment from this elite athlete.
Here’s a video of Steward deadlifting 613 pounds just for kicks.
Stewart is currently considered a favorite to commit to Miami, though he doesn’t strongly favor any school at the moment. His top schools include Miami, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Texas A&M. It’ll be tough for Jimbo Fisher to beat out all of those schools.
If he were to commit, Stewart would become the Aggies’ second 5-star defensive lineman with the first name Shemar to join the Aggies in the past two seasons, Joining Shemar Turner, a 5-star freshman out of DeSoto, Texas.