The Texas A&M Football team hasn’t taken their foot off of the gas in the 2022 recruiting trail just yet. Jimbo Fisher will have ESPN’s number one overall prospect coming to visit Aggieland on the weekend of July 30th.
This was primarily discovered when he tweeted #GigEm, which was quote-tweeted by the recruiting director of On3Sports Chad Simmons.
That prospect is Walter Nolen, a unanimous 5-star defensive tackle out of Powell, Tennessee. I’d run out of time if I had to list all of his offers, but he has trended toward Florida, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
The Texas A&M Football team is making a last-second push toward the elite defensive tackle prospect
Whether or not you believe in star ratings, Nolen is undeniably an elite prospect. The 6-4, 300-pound defensive tackle is already built to play a significant amount of snaps in the SEC. With another year of high school football to go, he’ll be an animal by the time he steps onto any team’s campus.
Despite the fact that the Aggies aren’t currently considered a favorite in this race, they have to have a lot of pull after sending Bobby Brown III to the NFL in this year’s most recent draft. Texas A&M had one of the best rush defenses in the country and it started with their elite play on the defensive line.
Nolen would add to that immediately.
His primary strengths are his hand quickness, his agility for a player of his size, and his motor, which never seems to run out of gas. Drawing comparisons to Leonard Williams of the New York Giants, Nolen is elite at the point of attack, disrupting opposing offensive lines from the get-go.
His height and length aren’t anything to call home about but if being a 6-4, 300-pounder is your biggest weakness as a defensive lineman, you’re set for a strong career. Nolen does have room to add more strength, which should come in the next year barring any injuries.
He’ll have to be a top priority for the Aggies, who have done well with recruits during their visits to Aggieland. Nolen has tested extremely well, so his athleticism is well-documented. Jimbo Fisher will have nothing to worry about when it comes to that aspect of things.
Nolen would make a great addition to a TAMU Football team that will be looking for a new defensive tackle in the relatively near future.