The Texas A&M football team is recruiting an elite 6’4″-ish defensive lineman who is ranked in the top five nationally and is considered the best player in his class.
If you’re reading that sentence with no context, you may think that I’m referring to a few players. The 2022 class contains players like Walter Nolen and Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, both of whom are five-star defensive linemen committed to play football in Aggieland. But I’m not talking about the 2022 class anymore.
Jimbo Fisher is already on the recruiting trail for 2023 and is looking to replicate the blueprint for what worked in his 2022 cycle, which stands atop any recruiting rankings you look at. This time around, Fisher has 2023’s top-overall defensive line prospect in his sights.
According to TexAgs’ Billy Liucci, 2023 five-star DL Lebbeus Overton has been a “regular” for the Texas A&M football team
The Texas A&M football team’s 2023 class is already off to a strong start with four four-star commitments to this point. Early rankings mean virtually nothing, but Jimbo Fisher’s class is currently ranked sixth in the country and third in the SEC.
He’ll look to add another player to that list of commitments. That player goes by the name of Lebbeus Overton, an elite defensive lineman from Alpharetta Milton in Georgia. The five-star prospect has been a “regular” in Aggieland, according to TexAgs’ Billy Liucci, and will be visiting Texas A&M this upcoming weekend.
Overton is likely still a long way from announcing his commitment but has shown a clear interest in the Texas A&M football team. As things stand, there is one crystal ball in his name which has him attending Oklahoma.
Here’s a small snippet from 247Sports’ Gabe Brooks about Overton’s play style.
"Adequate height with great length (around plus-6) that translates to varying roles in multiple fronts. Ample snaps as an end and a tackle in a four-man front. Also has gotten reps at in-line tight end and plays basketball as well. Functional athleticism is obvious on tape and supported by encouraging testing in Summer 2020 and Spring 2021. Pursuit speed and effort stand out. Active vs. the run with stack-and-shed ability."
Outside of the Sooners, the five-star defensive lineman has offers and interest from schools such as Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson, among others. Schools will be lining up for visits from Overton, as he is one of the best overall prospects in his class.
Hopefully, his visit to Texas A&M will sway him toward joining a program that has a history of elite defensive linemen.