The No. 1 high school football player in America Walter Nolen has made his college choice
We interrupt your busy Saturday of binging on college football on the field, to bring you a mega piece of recruiting news off of it.
Walter Nolen, a defensive tackle, who is regarded by most recruiting services as the No. 1 high school football player in America, made his college commitment Saturday.
And drumroll please... he is headed to Texas A&M, picking the Aggies over finalists Tennessee and Georgia. His final five also included Florida and Michigan.
Nolen made his announcement on Instagram, while on a visit to Texas A&M on Saturday.
Originally from Powell High School in Powell, Tennessee, Nolen is a physical freak at 6'4, 325 lbs. Just watching his highlights, he combines elite power, with incredible athleticism for a guy his size. In the process, he becomes the highest-rated player to commit to the Aggies since another pretty good defensive lineman, Myles Garrett back a few years ago.
You can see full highlights, below, but if you want an idea of how athletic he is, here's an example: His high school sometimes lines him up at running back in short yardage situations.
Beyond the simple fact that the Aggies locked in the No. 1 high school player in America, it continues a spectacular recruiting run by Jimbo Fisher and his staff. On top of Nolen, A&M also received a commitment from four-star wide receiver Chris Marshall on Saturday, one of the Top 100 players in America and one of the Top 15 players in the state of Texas.
It now brings A&M's class to No. 6 nationally, but when you factor in that it's a small class with just 15 players, the Aggies actually rank third nationally in average rating per player, behind only Ohio State and Alabama. And according to recruiting insider Steve Wiltfong, the Aggies could end up at No. 1 when it's all said and done.
Below are full highlights of Nolen.