Edge Rusher for Texas A&M Football Done for Season
Jimbo Fisher announced today on the SEC coaches’ teleconference that Enai White, a pass rusher for Texas A&M football, would miss the remainder of the season with injury. White was spotted on crutches on the sideline during the South Carolina game, sparking some speculation about his availability going forward. It looks like those questions have been answered.
White is a member of the record-setting 2022 recruiting class, committing to Texas A&M football on signing day. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA, having attended high school at the Imhotep Institute. He had shown flashes of some great ability off the edge in his time this year, registering a sack in the Arkansas game.
White, along with fellow edge rusher Malick Sylla, was a player that many Aggies were clamoring for last year when the pass rush wasn’t quite what everyone thought it should be. Those cries continued into the beginning of this year, until things began to really pick up right around the Auburn game, where the Aggies notched 20 sacks in a 3-game stretch. White played a role there, but this was more so due to the maturation of the guys who had been in there down in and down out. He’s still a key piece—no one on the team quite boasts his skill set, bend, or quickness off the edge—but the need for a dedicated pass rusher isn’t quite what it was last year.
In any case, this is always sad to see. Here’s hoping that Enai heals up well and does so soon—even from the snaps he got this year, Texas A&M football fans could easily see how quickly he was coming along and the type of player he will grow into. Get well soon, Enai!