Alex VanSumeren

Alex VanSumeren

Defensive Tackle
6′3″ / 285 lbs
Essexville, MI
Class of 2022
Rating: n/a

National Avg
Rating: 90.3

School Preferences

Official Visit
Texas A&M
Boston College
Michigan State
Penn State
West Virginia
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"Freshman Force" Varsity Highlights
Junior Season Highlights


Jason Howell
2 days ago by Jason Howell
Some RB and OV recruiting notes
Running back recruiting remains an intriguing storyline, and right now I expect one in the class. Coach Tommie Robinson and the Aggies have been hard at work at the position with a few key targets already making it to campus.Last week the Aggies solidified their standing with TreVonte Citizen, the week before that it was Jamarion Miller, and this week the Aggies have already hosted one top RB with another planning to OV this weekend. Las Vegas (NV) Desert Pines 2022 RB Jovantae Barnes stopped through Wednesday evening for a private workout and in talking to sources it sounds like the Aggies made a solid impression. He's taking his time sorting through his options but he is a prospect to watch. This weekend the Aggies are also set to host Alabama commit LeVeon Moss of Baton Rouge (LA) Istrouma this weekend. Another name I recently heard pop up again is El Paso Burges standout Tavorus Jones. He planned to take an OV to Texas, and it looked like the Longhorns were separating from the pack. However, I was told by a source he is no longer visiting Texas and he is now talking about getting in touch with Texas A&M and Alabama. We'll see what happens but it's worth watching for now.*********On the official visit front, add Essexville (MI) Garber DT Alex VanSumeren to next weekend's (June 24) visitor list. VanSumeren has taken OVs to Michigan State and Penn State the last two weekends. Houston Clear Lake CB Julian Humphrey also plans to take an official visit on the 24th.
Ryan Brauninger
24 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Examining the official visitors: June 24th-27th
The final weekend of a crazy busy month of June will see some really important targets make their way to Aggieland. The Texas A&M staff will be looking to close the month strong as we head into what will likely be a decision heavy July. Here are the names we are expecting in town as official visitors from the 24th through the 27th. You'll notice no commits expected this weekend, either. Also, some of these visits will start on that Thursday and some on Friday. That's why I gave it a three day boundary instead of the normal two. TargetsFrisco OL Cole Hutson Humble Summer Creek OL Kelvin Banks Deer Creek (OK) OL Jacob Sexton Bradenton (FL) DE Jihaad Campbell Essexville (MI) DT Alex VanSumeren Lanett (AL) DT Caden Story Mobile (AL) LB Shemar James Bradenton (FL) S Kamari Wilson Kelvin Banks and Cole Hutson accompany a large group of elite out of state defenders. It'll be interesting to see where the Aggies stand with each one of those defensive guys on the other side of the weekend. Both Campbell and Wilson are IMG Academy products, but Campbell hails from that New Jersey area where the Aggies have had some success under Jimbo Fisher.We'll wrap up these lists tomorrow with a look at the unofficials that we expect as well as some names that we'll be watching when the camps begin in a couple of week.
2022 DT Alex VanSumeren impressed with virtual visit to Texas A&M
2 mo ago by Jason Howell
2022 DT Alex VanSumeren impressed with virtual visit to Texas A&M
Essexville (MI) Garber 2022 standout defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren has kept in close contact with the Texas A&M staff, and the program has caught his attention. As summer approaches, he is nearing a few decisions, but A&M is right in the middle of the action.
Ryan Brauninger
2 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
A few Thursday afternoon recruiting updates
- I spoke with Atascocita OL Kam Dewberry for a bit today. With a bunch of Houston kids scheduled to take official visits on that first weekend in June, I was wondering what Kam had planned in regards to trips to College Station. He told me he wasn't totally sure when he would OV with the Aggies, but he did say he thought that the A&M staff may want to get him in later on, presumably when there's not as many other guys on campus. We'll see though. From talking to him, it's very clear that the Aggies remain in good standing, and that Josh Henson and Jimbo Fisher have continued to prioritize him. - One position we haven't talked much about is defensive tackle. With A&M loading up in last class and only a few in-state targets, it didn't surprise me when I heard that the Aggies were doing well with Essexville (MI) big man Alex VanSumeren. Every cycle, a name pops up nationally that Elijah Robinson has been working on behind the scenes, and it sounds like VanSumeren could be that kid this year. There's a long way to go, and Michigan won't be keen on letting a prospect like this slip away, but it's something worth keeping an eye on...especially if he books a trip to College Station. - Lastly, I've been checking around with some folks regarding the vibe on Altoona (IA) S Xavier Nwankpa after returning home from his self-guided trip to Aggieland. Every one I've spoken with says Nwankpa is a really quiet kid who's not going to let too much out of the bag in terms of which way he's leaning or where his head was at. I was able to find out that he's still in weekly communication with Mike Elko and that an return visit to A&M (in an official capacity) remains on the table.

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