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Jimbo Fisher says 'nothing's changed' on status of PJ Williams, Denver Harris

Justin Rudolph11/21/22
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AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies prior to their game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 12, 2022 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jimbo Fisher

In late October, four Texas A&M players were suspended indefinitely by head coach Jimbo Fisher. Defensive back Denver Harris and offensive lineman PJ Williams were among the players suspended, according to TexAgs’ Billy Liucci. They were significant parts of the Aggies’ highly-touted recruiting class, which ranked No. 1 in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking.

The reason for their suspension is still unclear, but do they have a chance at playing in the Aggies’ season finale on Saturday against LSU? According to Fisher, it’s out of his control at this time whether that happens or not.

“That’s all with the university and the judicial system and everything that goes on,” said Fisher when asked about the status of Williams and Harris. Nothing has changed in that regard.

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Harris (a five-star recruit) and Williams (a four-star recruit) were both major signees, coming in as the respective No. 23 and No. 64 players in the country from the class of 2022, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

With the Aggies’ final game of the season less than a week away, these young, highly recruited players will likely have to wait until the 2023 season to touch the field in a college game again.

Fisher is ‘very optimistic’ on Evan Stewart, Devon Achane injury outlook

Texas A&M snapped a six-game losing skid on Saturday with a win over UMass and now coach Jimbo Fisher is hoping Evan Stewart and Devon Achane injury issues are nearly behind the Aggies, as well.

The Aggies will wrap up the season with a home contest against No. 6 LSU, having missed the chance to reach a bowl thanks to a 4-7 record.

The absence of Achane and Stewart recently has hamstrung an offense that already had significant issues scoring points. Achane has missed the past two games due to a foot problem, while Stewart was a surprise scratch for this weekend’s game against UMass. Fisher thinks both could return against LSU.

“Very hopeful. I’m very optimistic about that,” Fisher said Monday. “I can’t say that for sure ever on day-by-day things, but I feel very optimistic. They’re pushing, I’ll say that. They’ve been working their tails off.”

Achane has essentially been the bulk of the Texas A&M offense the entire season. Until last week, he was the only player on the team who had more than 100 yards rushing all season.