Five-star Nolen has top three, three fall visits scheduled

Aug 9, 2021 | 0 comments

Powell (Tn.) five-star defensive end Walter Nolen‍ has a stated top three, with several fall visits already planned out according to his father Walter Nolen Sr.

The five-star has Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M out in front, but while they are at the top of his list currently, he is considering others as well.

"He didn't say that he was down to those three," stated Mr. Nolen. "He said these are his favorite three right now. Michigan is still in it along with Georgia and Alabama."

What is it that has the Gators, Vols, and Aggies leading?

"He likes what each school is doing as far as recruiting other players and the defensive line coaches," said Mr. Nolen. "No school is a clear-cut leader. He likes all the school's head coaches, towns, and environments."

The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder, who has already officially visited Florida and Michigan, has three visits already scheduled for this fall.

He will return to Florida for an unofficial visit when the Gators face Alabama (9/18) and take official visits to see Texas A&M when they take on Alabama (10/6) and then Alabama when they face LSU (11/6).

Though he all but sounded ready to commit to Florida after his official visit in June, he is now open to each of his finalists.

"All six schools are doing a great job of recruiting him," said Mr. Nolen. "It's going to be a hard decision for him."  

As for when he makes his commitment known, your guess is as good as anyone else's. 

Nolen could do it before, during, or after those visits.

"He said he is probably going to wake up one day and just announce it," said Mr. Nolen. "So, no definite date is set."

Nolen is the No. 2 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

The Inside Scoop: I assumed that Michigan would be Florida's biggest competition, but it may now be the home state team with Nolen being within 30 minutes of UT. You have to give Texas A&M credit, they came out of nowhere to make the top three. Part of that though maybe he is still on his visit 'high' much like he was leaving Gainesville. We'll see if the Aggies are still up there in a couple of weeks. 

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