Ishmael Sopsher

Defensive Tackle
6′4″ / 285 lbs
Amite, LA
Class of 2019
Rating: 99

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Rating: 96.0

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Texas A&M
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David Sandhop
on Dec 10, 2018
Jason Howell
on May 30, 2017


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Amite (LA) DT Ishmael Sopsher details his relationship with Jimbo Fisher, Aggies


1 yr ago by Jason Howell
SEC Signing Day Round-up: A final look at the 2019 recruiting class
It was an eventful day for teams around the SEC with big 2019 recruits making their final choices for where they want to be playing in the fall, and Jason Howell has the latest recruiting news from National Signing Day.
1 yr ago by Jason Howell
A few Monday afternoon notes
-Moultrie (GA) Colquitt Co. 2019 Jay Ward did not take his visit to FSU and instead went to Kentucky this weekend. He does plan to take his official visit to Florida State this weekend though. Ward was previously committed to Kentucky and if he doesn't end up at FSU it looks like he goes back to Kentucky.-It does sound like the Aggies made up some ground on Daphne (AL) DB Christian Williams, however; the Bayou Bengals out of Baton Rouge sure seem to have some growing confidence there. He will take his official visit to LSU this weekend. Talking to a few LSU sources, it also sounds like confidence is up for Amite's Ishmael Sopsher and Devonta Lee.-After Chris Russell's visit to Arkansa it looks like it's Arkansas and Texas A&M for the Dyersburg (TN) LB. He is still scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend but Arkansas seems to be the main threat according to sources I've talked to. -I caught up with a few underclassemen about the Super Bowl party. Duncanville S Chris Thompson said he does not believe he will be able to make it. EJ Smith said he will not make it either. I noted in the visit thread that 2021 OL Erick Cade and Texarkana Pleasant Grove 2021 DE Landon Jackson will also not be able to attend. -One person planning to make it in for the weekend is recent Texas A&M offer and Denton Ryan 2021 standout Ja'tavion Sanders. Coach Price is leading the Aggies recruiting efforts."Coach Price is a cool man. I've been talking to him for some weeks now. I like him and I'm thinking about going there one day," Sanders said. "First of all their facilities are beautiful, they have a good coaching staff, their football team is good, their track team is good, ect."Sanders picked up an offer from Georgia today and he plans to visit SMU, Texas, and Oklahoma in February. Texas is someone to watch in this one. They have not offered but coach Herman has let him know they want to offer when he goes up to the Longhorns Junior Day and he says his family are Longhorn fans. When the Longhorns offer it looks like they will become a major player here, but regardless of what happens I look for him to look at his options -Carrollton Ranchview 2020 ATH Michael Henderson is planning to get out to Texas A&M this spring. He will visit Texas this weekend and he plans to start taking his official visits in April and make his college decision in July or August."I have some schools that I like more than others, but I'm still open for everybody," Henderson said. "OU is standing out, Texas A&M, Florida, schools like that."He keeps in regular contact with coach Price and he liked what he saw of Jimbo Fisher"I think they're getting better," Henderson said. "I think Jimbo is leading them in the right direction. It's a step in the right direction."If I'm honest here, I'd say OU is my prediction.
1 yr ago by Gabe Bock
Temperature Gauge: Liucci discusses where A&M sits with remaining targets
During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio Billy Liucci joined to analyze the Aggies' chances with a few of the top remaining recruits on the board with a little more than four weeks until National Signing Day 2019.
1 yr ago by Ryan Brauninger
Amite (LA) DT Ishmael Sopsher details his relationship with Jimbo Fisher, Aggies
Amite (LA) DT Ishmael Sopsher may be the most highly touted uncommitted 2019 prospect in America right now. With just a few weeks until he makes a final decision, Sopsher spoke with Ryan Brauninger at the Under Armour All American Game media event about what he likes about the Aggies.
1 yr ago by Ryan Brauninger
Notes on four remaining top targets
Amite (LA) Devonta Lee:Lee told me today that he's super excited about his visit to Texas A&M on Jan 11-13. He said the staff has talked to him about playing WR, S, and OLB. He really doesn't have a preference on where he plays. He's intrigued by Jimbo Fisher and what he's building. He did say there was pressure from folks around him to stay in state and go to LSU. He'll officially visit the Tigers the weekend after A&M. Lee told me that one of the big things he'll be looking for in College Station is how he'll fit academically, socially, and in the scheme. He said he knows Jimbo is on his way to championships because he's seen how he's recruiting. The coaching staff has been telling him how much they want him daily, and they'll only turn that up another level on his visit. Lee will announce his decision on signing day. I'll have a full interview with Devonta up at some point.Amite (LA) DT Ishmael Sopsher:Ish told me that all seven of his top schools are still in the mix. Very professional answer from a guy that has, by all accounts, cut this into a two team race. I spoke with him quite a bit one-on-one, and he definitely didn't sound like a kid that had completely ruled out A&M. He spoke about the environment around Jimbo's program, and he even said he thinks a championship is coming soon to Aggieland. Ish is still looking for a way to play with his brother at the next level. Right now, LSU is the only school to offer his brother. He said if he did choose A&M, it'd be because of his relationship with Elijah Robinson and the feeling of home he gets when he's on campus. Ish wants to take his remaining officials, though he said he doesn't have them all set up just yet. Full interview with him will be up at some point soon, as well. Madison County (FL) CB Travis Jay:This one sounds like the longest shot of the four in writing about tonight. He's not a super talkative kid, and he gave pretty standard answers. As of now, he's got all of his weekends leading up to signing day full with visits. Of those visits, none include Texas A&M, and Jay never brought up the Aggies in the media fray until I asked him directly about it. He told me the communication with A&M is pretty new, but they've been consistent with checking on him since it began. Dameyune Craig is running point here according to Jay. I asked him about visiting A&M with his schedule already full, and he said the visit was a maybe. Still sounds like an awful long way to go just to get him on campus. Industry sources down here expect him to stick with the Seminoles. His high school has a long history of sending kids to Tallahassee. I'd say A&M's chances are ultra slim until they're able to find a way to get him on campus. Dyersburg (TN) LB Chris Russell:Russell is not in Orlando, but I did talk to a source very familiar with the kid and his recruitment. Russell is a late arrival on the scene, but his stock has exploded. Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, and A&M are the four teams in contention at the moment. I was told John Chavis was actually the first coach to realize what kind of talent Russell was, and his hope was to recruit him as quietly as possible. In essence, Chief was trying to keep the kid under the radar. Tennessee looks like the leader here right now, though. There are folks close to the Vol program who do not want to see Russell leave the state and excel at another SEC program. I was told they don't want a "Tyrel Dodson" situation. Other than being the home state team, Tennessee has another built in advantage - DB coach Terry Fair. You see, Russell's dad is a die hard Volunteer fan, and Terry Fair is his favorite player of all-time. A&M can counter with Jay Graham, who I'm told is also one of the dad's favorite former Vols. I fully expect to see Russell on campus next month, but the Aggies are still behind as things stand today.
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