Van Wells

Van Wells

Offensive Lineman
6′2″ / 300 lbs
Houston, TX
CE King
Class of 2022
Rating: 86

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Rating: 83.7

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Van Wells Regular Season Highlights


Recruiting Rankings Update: 10 Texas A&M commits in top 40
3 mo ago by Jason Howell
Recruiting Rankings Update: 10 Texas A&M commits in top 40
There have been plenty of shake-ups in the recruit rankings as of late, and Jason Howell has the latest ranking updates from recruits all across the state in the 2022 and 2023 high school classes, as well as a 2024 watch list.
Jason Howell
4 mo ago by Jason Howell
A few notes and stuff from Day 1 of Camp
Alright let's highlight a few of our news, notes, and standouts from today's campNew offerTE Jaden Platt, Haslet Eaton - The 6-5, 225-pound standout earned an offer after a strong camp performance. He stood out from the beginning of drills all the way through to the end, and it was not really a surprise. He has been lighting up camps this spring with an 81-inch wingspan, a 10-4 broad jump, and a 4.8 40 and he has also recently reeled in offers from Iowa State, Texas Tech, and Florida State. He is also pretty new to the position, he moved from QB to WR this fall so he has a lot of upside. The Texas A&M offersDB Bryce Anderson, Beaumont West Brook - Anderson made the trip with several teammates making it his second trip to Aggieland in less than a week. He was able to connect with Bobby Taylor again as well as the coaches. All in all, it looks like the Aggies have some positive momentum going at the moment. DE Ernest Cooper IV, Arlington Martin - He did not camp today but it is notable he was in town to cheer on a few teammates. He will visit Ohio State this weekend and he has plans to take an OV to A&M this summer. CB Laterrance Welch, Lafayette (LA) Acadiana - The LSU commit worked at CB and he is fast and physical. He passes the eyeball test and was in the face of receivers all day long. DB Dalton Brooks, Shiner (2023) - He worked at S during 7-on-7 and worked with the DBs at the camp this afternoon. He showed some nice range across the back end and was able to spend some quality time with and met coach Fisher afterward.DE Jayden Wayne, Tacoma (WA) Lincoln (2023) - talk about turning heads as soon as he walked through the door, that is your guy Wayne. He passes the eye ball test with his size and the athleticism is easy to spot once he goes through drills. He is a different type of prospect and showed very well throughout the day. I would put him as the top performer of the day.DE Dylan Spencer, Houston CE King (2023) - Spencer was the headliner of the DL group this morning. He got the job done in one-on-ones OL Micah Banuelos, Burien (WA) Lincoln Catholic (2023) - An interior prospect he showed quick feet and flexibility and a strong punch to go with it.OL Isendre Ahfua, Seattle (WA) O'Dea (2024) This is another one who just comes right in and commands attention. He goes by the nickname Papa and it is easy to see why he is racking up offers with each and every college visit.Offer Watch There are a few I would guys who showed well today that I could see the Aggies potentially offer down the road, and Houston Thomas and Van Wells, and Micah Bell and Dillon Bell headline that list. Wells is on the short side but he dominated camp like he has all spring long. As an interior/center prospect, he is a high-level prospect. Thomas is a long, lean 6-6, 220 and if the Aggies are going to take a second tight end he made a strong case with his catch radius, body control, and hands all catching the eye. Micah Bell clocked a 4.38 40 and then hit the low 4.4s on his second attempt. Dillon has a stout build and showed a lot of versatility as an offensive playmaker. He was also a standout throughout the day at DT. Washington standout 2023s Jayden Limar and Caleb Presley also caught the eye. Presley is a fluid athlete with good size and showed why several programs have already jumped on board for the CB. Limar showed some real explosion and suddenness while working at RB.If you're looking for a young guy to watch, Melissa 2024 DE Nigel Smith Jr. is your guy. He has the size and the athleticism and already holds offers from LSU, North Texas, UTSA, and Notre Dame. His dad played and SMU, and he is definitely an early offer candidate.Others who caught our attentionRB Marquise Collins, College Station (2023)WR Ashton Simmons, Beaumont West Brook (2024)OL Gage Stanaland, Tuscola Jim Ned (2023)OL Rhett Larson, College Station A&M ConsolidatedCB Tayshawn Wilson, Katy Mayde Creek (2023)S DeJuan Lewis, Pearland Shadow CreekATH Hunter Moddon, Houston Clear Lake (2024)
Ryan Brauninger
4 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Expected unofficials and camp names to watch
The final piece to our 5 part June visitor overview takes a look at some of the key names to know that we are expecting to see in College Station throughout the entirety of the month of June as unofficial visitors and/or campers. First off, there are going to be many more names come to campus than we have listed here. There's no way to get a grasp of every single D1 prospect that will be coming to camps. The unofficial visitors are a bit easier to get a hold of, but we'll likely be missing a handful of names, plus or minus. With that said, here's what we've been able to gather so far. It's still a pretty extensive list. If we've got dates of the visits, I'll add those as well. Unofficials 2023 Zachary (LA) QB Eli Holstein - June 18 (camp + UOV)Las Vegas (NV) RB Jovantae Barnes - June 16Jennings (LA) RB Trevor Etienne Geismar (LA) RB Dylan Sampson 2023 El Campo RB Rueben Owens - late JuneSpearman WR Brenen Thompson - June 21Lambert (GA) WR Kojo Antwi Richmond (VA) WR Andre Greene Jr. 2023 Orlando (FL) OL TJ Shanahan - June 21-23Ft Lauderdale (FL) DE Marvin Jones Jr. 2023 Alpharetta (GA) DE Lebbeus Overton - June 192023 Allen DL David Hicks - June 1, June 102023 Lewisville DE Jordan Renaud 2023 Wylie East DE Anthony James ***Madison (MS) LB Stone Blanton - June 22023 Denton Ryan LB Anthony Hill 2023 CyRanch LB Christian Brathwaite Bradenton (FL) S Keon Sabb - June 25-27Ft Payne (AL) K Alex McPherson Campers Bridgeland QB Conner Weigman*** Aledo QB Brayden Fowler-NicolosiRockwall QB Josh Hoover 2023 Choctaw (OK) QB Steele Wasel 2023 Ankeny (IA) QB JJ Kohl2023 Justin Northwest QB Jake Strong 2023 Columbus (MS) QB Mack Howard2023 Snellville (GA) QB Dylan Lonergan 2023 Shreveport (LA) QB Rickie Collins 2023 Orange Grove QB Cutter Stewart2023 CyRanch QB Blake Baker 2023 Houston Lamar QB Kenneth Rosenthal2024 CyCreek QB Brad Jackson 2024 The Woodlands QB Mabrey Mettauer 2024 Ft Bend Ridge Point QB Karson Gordon 2024 Willis QB Derek Lagway 2024 Hampton (GA) QB Bryce Clavon2024 Los Angeles (CA) QB Boone Lourd Houston Kinkaid RB Dillon Bell 2023 Shiner RB Dalton Brooks 2023 Gardendale (AL) RB LT Sanders2023 Roswell (GA) RB Justice Haynes 2023 Ft Bend Ridge Point RB Ezell Jolly 2023 New Caney RB Kedrick Reescano Manor WR Che NwabukoKaty WR Nicholas Anderson Dayton WR Donovan Orebo 2023 Austin Westlake WR Keaton Kubecka 2023 Converse Judson WR Anthony Evans2023 Temple WR Mikal Harrison-Pilot 2023 Del Valle WR Braylon James 2023 Spring Dekaney WR Jonah Wilson 2023 Harrisburg (NC) WR Christian Hamilton 2023 Rowlett WR Ernest Thomas 2023 Langham Creek WR Jaquaize Pettaway 2023 A&M Consolidated WR Wesley Greaves 2024 Manvel WR Andre Thompson College Station TE Houston Thomas Lucas Lovejoy TE Omari Murdock New Iberia (LA) TE Danny LewisFt Lauderdale (FL) TE Mason Taylor2023 Houston Stratford TE Hawkins Polley 2023 Ardmore (OK) TE Morgan Pearson 2024 Dickinson TE/HB Jontue Fears CE King OL Van Wells Haslet Eaton OL Hunter Erb ***Duncanville OL Jaylen Early Atascocita OL Kam Dewberry Alien Hastings OL Timi Gagophien The Woodlands OL Kaden Sieracki The Woodlands College Park OL Chance Jackson Austin Akins OL Nikolas Hall - Private Workout - June 32023 Odessa Permian OL Harris Sewell 2023 Mansfield Timberview OL Andre Cojoe2023 Smithson Valley OL Colton Thomasson 2023 Port Arthur Memorial OL Cayden Bowie 2023 Wolfforth Frenship OL Isaiah Kema2023 Edmond (OK) OL Jonathan Ashford2024 The Woodlands OL Koltin Sieracki 2024 Klein Cain OL Gibson Pyle Klein Oak DE Dorian Gates 2023 Norman (OK) DE Bai Jobe2023 Osceola (FL) DE Derrick Leblanc 2023 Platte City (MO) DE Chandavian Bradley 2023 CE King DE Dylan Spencer 2023 Ft Worth Nolan Catholic DE Kaleb James 2023 Converse Judson DE Johnny Bowens 2023 CyRanch DE Ashton Porter 2023 Colleyville Covenant DE Enow Etta2023 Amarillo Tascosa DE Avion Carter 2023 Ft Bend Marshall DE Zach Chapman - pending injury recovery 2023 Clear Brook DE John Baldwin Mt Pleasant DT Tre Emory Allentown (PA) DT Lavon Johnson Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) DT Hero Kanu Manvel DT JP Deeter 2023 Del Valle DT Jayden Cofield2023 Gardendale (AL) DT Kelby Collins 2023 Ft Bend Ridge Point DT DK Kalu 2023 Ponchatoula (LA) DT Tyler Bailey 2023 Bradenton (FL) DT Will Norman 2023 Osceola (FL) DT John Walker 2023 Richmond (VA) DT Joel Starlings2023 Clear Falls DT Serigne Tounkara Pearland LB Dylan Dixson Bryan LB Nic Caraway A&M Consolidated LB Tyndall McNamara Magnolia LB Will Alexander 2023 Many (LA) LB Tackett Curtis 2023 Raleigh (MS) LB Suntarine Perkins2023 Shadow Creek LB Scott Koumado 2023 Tampa (FL) LB Troy Bowles2023 Lewisville Hebron LB Carson Dean 2023 Baton Rouge (LA) LB Jaiden Ausberry 2023 Clear Falls LB Corey Kelly Lexington S Jarred Kerr Shadow Creek S Dejuan Lewis 2023 Katy S Arian Parish 2023 New Iberia (LA) S Derek Williams 2023 Duncanville S Deldrick Madison 2023 Denton Ryan S Peyton Bowen 2023 Dallas Parish Episcopal S Daniel Demery 2024 Clear Lake S Damani Maxson Port Arthur Memorial CB Jaylon Guilbeau Spring CB Dorian Friend Spring Dekaney CB Jaiden RobertsonClear Lake CB Julian Humphrey San Diego (CA) CB Jalil Tucker San Diego (CA) CB Jahlil Florence 2023 Dickinson CB Vernon Glover Jr 2023 College Station CB AJ Tisdell 2023 Arlington Martin CB Javien Toviano 2023 Tallahassee (FL) CB Makari Vickers2023 Houston Kinkaid CB Micah Bell 2024 Clear Lake CB Hunter Moddon 2024 Dickinson CB Nicholas Peace
Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
5 mo ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
As he does every Friday morning, Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts during this edition of his Three Things. This week, Howell made some gut picks for a handful of 2022 prospects, his takeaways from the spring and much more.
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6 mo ago by Jason Howell
Elite Underclassmen Camp Notes and Thoughts
Yesterday Brauny and I were in Houston for the Elite Underclassmen Camp at CE King and I had a few thoughts and notes I wanted to share. I'm sure Brauny will chime in as well.-Let's kick things off with WR commit Noah Thomas and CB target Julian Humphrey. Both were in the final group and coming off strong track performances the day before, so I don't think we saw them at the top of their game yesterday. Both are top flight athletes though and there is definitely a lot to like. Thomas has great length and he is just scratching the surface as a receiver. As he adds weight to his frame, he is going to be fun to watch. Humphrey is one of the more well put together DB prospects you will find. In one-on-ones I thought both showed promise. He got caught clutching and grabbing a few times but his last rep he made a great break to challenge a catch. I look forward to seeing both again soon. -The OL/DL was the first group, and 2022 CE King OL Van Wells walked away with the OL MVP. I would say he was the most impressive performer of either group. It is not often where a 1-on-1 receives applause from the crowd but parents and coaches in the stands let him know they appreciated his efforts after a couple of physical reps from his center position. This is not the first time Wells has earned MVP honors at a camp either. I saw him claim MVP honors at another camp earlier this year and I believe he won those honors at another camp in the last couple of months. Wells already has some offers but right at 6-foot-2, his height is the big knock. He is very smart, athletic, and explosive. He actually was an h-back/tight end before moving to center full time last fall. He also played basketball before focusing on football. There is no doubt in my mind this guy is going to be a steal for some P5 at center, and see the field very quickly. He holds offers from several group of 5 programs, but Maryland became the first P5 to offer in mid-April.-The guy who made the biggest impression on me was Colton Thomasson. The 2023 Smithson Valley standout has been working hard the last few years and he has reshaped his body. He checks in at a solid 330 and at 6-7 he wears it well. His flexibility and footwork have improved greatly since I last saw him at Texas A&M's camp between his eight and ninth grade year. I mean, that is to be expected, but it was very nice to see. If he continues to work and progress, I could see him turning into a real Texas A&M OL target in the 2023 class. He was in College Station on Saturday and he enjoyed what he saw and he will be back at camp in June. Smithson Valley 2023 OL Colton Thomasson (@ColtonThomasson) has trimmed up and is putting in work. He’ll camp at A&M in June— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) April 25, 2021 -Sticking with the OL, Port Arthur Memorial 2023 Cayden Bowie was another prospect who continues to make an impression. Yesterday was the second time I got to see him work in person and the third time I have laid eyes on him this spring and he has some really great tools. He has the frame to add some really good weight and he is pretty lean. His footwork and flexibility continue to catch my attention. I know he is one Brauny has been talking about for awhile and he is definitely on Texas A&M's radar. Another nice rep from @cayden_bowie— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) April 25, 2021 -On the DL, CE King 2023 DL and Texas A&M offer Dylan Spencer definitely looked the part. He is a big framed, long armed prospect and has plenty of room to grow. He showed some nice quickness through drills and I particularly liked watching him running the L drill showing his burst and flexibility. This was my first time seeing him in person and he definitely made a strong impression.Dylan Spencer (@Trilldyl8) doing damage— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) April 25, 2021 -I was really looking forward to seeing Converse Judson 2023 DL Johnny Bowens and he did not disappoint. Checking in at 6-3, 250, he shows well on tape. He is a d-end but I could see him being a versatile type DL. He only did two reps during one-on-ones, both were at 3-tech. It was the first time he worked there so it was a bit of a learning experience. Still you could see the athleticism throughout and he is a guy I look forward to watching over the next few years. He already has an offer from UTSA and he said Baylor and Texas are showing interest. He also talks to DeMarvin Leal a bit about Texas A&M. I could see him turning some heads this summer on the camp circuit and see him as a P5 prospect.Converse Judson 2023 DE Johnny Bowens III (@D1Bowens) working the L drill.— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) April 25, 2021 -Cy Ranch 2023 DE Ashton Porter also had a strong day. He showed some really nice burst off the edge and looked really good in drills in testing. -McKinney 2024 Xavier Filsaime is a name you guys are going to want to write down. He passes the eyeball test with flying colors and he has precision footwork and routes. He will be a national prospect in his class.Another explosive rep for McKinney 2024 WR Xavier Filsaime (@XEF_19)— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) April 25, 2021 -Austin Westlake 2023 WR/TE Jaden Greathouse is one stout looking prospect. He showed well throughout drills and I like the thought of him being an H-back type.-Lucas Lovejoy 2022 TE Omari Murdock continues to impress. He has been working on his feet and routes and it showed on Sunday. He was quick getting out of his breaks yesterday.-Bryan LB Nic Caraway continues to look like a million bucks when he shows up. -Keller Fossil Ridge 2023 RB Landen Chambers continues to catch my eye. He already has some nice size and once again he showed a versatile skillset.-San Antonio Christian OL Ethan Sanders is primed to see his offer list grow this spring. The 2022 standout has the size and he is among the favorite to claim gold in the discus (176) and shot put (58-8) at the TAPPS State Championships. -Dickinson 2023 CB Vernon Glover was a wet blanket yesterday. He stayed in the hip pocket and it seemed like every time I turned around he was jumping up to make an INT. -Addison Trinity Christian 2023 TE Luke Johnston continues to turn heads at 6-5, 225 and he has the makings of a true in-line tight end. Clemson and Georgia have both reached out about him getting to camp and he plans to attend camp at Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as well. -Denton Guyer 2022 LB and North Texas commit Vincent Paige has done a great job of slimming down and becoming more of a true LB. He once checked in at around 230 and now he is more in the 205 range and he is showing better lateral movement and flexibility. He earned LB MVP honors on the day.
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