Walter Nolen

Walter Nolen

Defensive Tackle
6′4″ / 300 lbs
Powell, TN
Class of 2022
Rating: 99

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Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
In-Home Visit: Immediate, long-term impacts of A&M's big recruiting weekend
Sophomore-Walter Nolen


Three Things: Getting fun on the trail, about last weekend & more
16 hrs ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Getting fun on the trail, about last weekend & more
As he does every Friday morning, TexAgs' senior recruiting analyst Jason Howell offered up another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts. This week, Howell focused on a huge weekend for the Aggies last weekend, why recruiting is getting fun and more.
Ask Liucci, Part 2: O-line settling in, top recruiting targets & more
1 day ago by Billy Liucci
Ask Liucci, Part 2: O-line settling in, top recruiting targets & more
Billy Liucci takes one last look back at Texas A&M's thrilling win over Alabama as he takes on a second set of subscriber questions, covering the growing stability up front, the Aggies' work in closing the 2022 recruiting class and much more.
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
2 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
TexAgs Recruiting analyst Ryan Brauninger joined this morning for another edition of Recruiting Country, highlighting the latest news and notes from the recruiting trail as a large number of priority targets were in Aggieland to see A&M knock off top-ranked Alabama.
Ryan Brauninger
3 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Tuesday recruiting & miscellaneous notes
- Extremely positive reports continue to roll in on A&M's pursuit of Walter Nolen and Anthony Lucas. I've been told both kids spent a considerable amount of time with the current players and even some NFL Aggies while in town. Nolen will trip to Tennessee this weekend where the Vols host Ole Miss. I'd expect Josh Heupel and his staff will do all the can to quell the Maroon & White momentum. As for Lucas, keep an eye on his visit plans. For now, he's scheduled to make a few more trips before coming to a decision, and while I've received no word of him canceling anything yet, I'll be keeping a watchful eye on his plans. TP, Elijah, Elko, and Jimbo (along with the recruiting staff) did an outstanding job on that front last weekend. - As you might expect, commits like Bobby Taylor, Donovan Green, Malick Sylla, and Ish Harris are playing big roles in the experience some of A&M's top targets are having while in town. - Despite the overwhelmingly positive vibes emanating from Kyle Field on Saturday, there were a few names that did not show that we had originally anticipated being in attendance - most notable Kojo Antwi, LeVeon Moss, and Deyon Bouie. Having said that, I don't think there's anything to get worked up over just yet. We had some pretty solid sourcing indicating Kojo was coming up from Houston on Saturday, but he ultimately never made it. A&M is still involved there though. The same can be said for Moss. I know Jason told me this week that a Louisiana source of his told him that the Aggies are still very much in the thick of that race. Smoke is expected be in town for the South Carolina game next week. - I spoke to a trusted source in Missouri City today who said A&M made a huge move for Ft Bend Marshall WR Chris Marshall over the weekend. If you haven't listened to my interview with Chris from Saturday night, it's pretty easy to tell how excited he was and what kind of impression the atmosphere left on him. If you would have asked me 2-3 weeks ago, I probably would have given the edge to USC. I do not believe the Trojans hold that lead any longer. I'm still not expecting a decision any time soon, but I also think Chris could come off his original plan of announcing at the Under Armour game and move his announcement up a little bit. - Ponchatoula (LA) S Jacoby Mathews has a trip planned to Austin this weekend. While that is big news for the Longhorns, both Looch and I continue to hear good things about where A&M currently stands. With turmoil swirling in Baton Rouge, you have to wonder if it's looking more and more like Matthews ends up crossing the Sabine River to play his college ball. - A 2023 name that probably isn't getting enough attention in regards to his priority and where he sits on A&M's board is Marlin LB Derion Gullette. I believe Hop is headed out to see him play this Friday so we'll have a full report later on in the weekend. - Lastly, as of now, my plan is to head to the Berry Center on Friday night to see Bridgeland take on CyPark. I do not believe a decision has been made on Conner Weigman's availability for the contest, but, if he does give it a go, I want to be in the house to see him take on Harold Perkins.
Jason Howell
4 days ago by Jason Howell
A few notes on some big 2022s
Seattle (WA) O'Dea offensive lineman Mark Nabou returned to Aggieland for the third time of the recruiting process over the weekend, and after talking to a few sources it sounds like the Aggies have positioned themselves well down the stretch. Coach Henson and analyst Robert Luce have done a great job pursuing the 6-4, 330-pound standout and not just with Mark, but also with his parents. Big time football and a strong education have been a powerful combination for the Aggies. And make no mistake education is playing a very real and very big role in his decision. As for competition, the school I'm hearing more and more is USC. Another program coming on strong is Oklahoma. The Sooners have not offered but they are watching him closely. I expect him to take more OVs before making a choice, but right now, it sounds like the Aggies have a strong position. I also spoke to a few sources on some DL prospects. Like Brauny posted last night, the reports have been glowing in regards to the visits of Walter Nolen and Anthony Lucas. It sounds like the Aggies have definitely solidified their standing with both prospects. IMG DT Bear Alexander got his first Kyle Field game day experience over the weekend. He also visited for the spring game and attended the Arkansas game, but as one would expect those environments did not have the same feel. As for the overall visit, it went great. Once source close to Bear's recruitment said, "A&M is always a great time. It just feels like home." There may be another trip to A&M and Georgia before he takes officials to both, but he does not have anything schedule. Right now, this one is too close to call with Texas A&M and Georgia are locked in a heated battle.Lakeland (FL) DL Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy is preparing to announce his decision tomorrow at 5 pm ET with Oklahoma and Texas A&M his finalists. After his visit for the Mississippi State weekend, I got the sense Oklahoma held the edge, and I still feel that way. However, I also continue to sense this one is a tight race. I'm not calling for A&M to land his pledge or anything, but he is playing his cards very close to the vest and if there is someone who could pull off a surprise Brownlow-Dindy is a prime candidate.
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Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

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Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

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Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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