The Player: Williams Nwaneri
Right up there with Simmons in the composite rankings is DL Williams Nwaneri. A 6’5″, 250 lb prospect, Nwaneri—the number 4 overall player in the composite—fits the bill physically. With his size and strength, he projects as a strong side end rather than a pure edge player, though his pass-rush skills are nothing to scoff at.
Nwaneri is out of Lee’s Summit North high school in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. Texas A&M Football has had no issue pulling out-of-state talent under Jimbo Fisher, especially when it comes to the defensive line. All four five-star DL from the 2022 class were from out of state—Walter Nolen is from Tennessee, LT Overton is from Georgia (though, admittedly, he did live in College Station for ten years), and Shemar Stewart and Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy are both from Florida.
What are Texas A&M Football’s Chances with Williams Nwaneri?
Nwaneri is a name that is receiving a lot of buzz for Texas A&M football coming off this past weekend’s visit. Per Steve Wiltfong, Nwaneri could even end up back on campus later this summer. This has all manifested following this one visit, as Nwaneri had previously left the Aggies out of his top group.
Following this last weekend, though, it sounds like the Aggies are right there with Oklahoma and Tennessee as the leaders for Nwaneri. We’ve seen this story before with Texas A&M football—after all, the Aggies were nowhere to be found Walter Nolen’s initial top group and ended up signing him.
Maybe it’s just recency bias talking, but given all that we’ve seen within the past few days with Nwaneri, I think the Aggies have what it takes to get him in the boat. I like the Aggies’ chances here, especially if Nwaneri returns for the pool party recruiting event in College Station later this summer.