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Redshirt Tracker: Where each Texas A&M freshman stands

Tim Verghese10/13/22
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Texas A&M signed the top-ranked class of all time in the 2022 cycle and the loaded group of true freshmen are already making their impact felt through six games of the season. 13 members of the 30-man 2022 class have already crossed the four game threshold needed to preserve their redshirt and seven more could by the end of the season.

Here’s a look at where each member of the Aggies‘ freshman class stands at the midpoint of the year.

Redshirt Already Burned

Shemar Stewart – The former Five-Star Plus+ recruit out of South Florida has played a lot of snaps in every game for the Aggies thus far this season. Through six games, he’s recorded 15 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. Per PFF, he’s recorded 11 pressures on the season.

Evan Stewart – The freshman out of Frisco (Tex.) Liberty has played in all but one game, due to a suspension, and leads Texas A&M in receptions and yards. He had his best showing yet against Alabama, with eight catches for 106 yards. On the season, he has 26 receptions for 303 yards and a touchdown.

Lebbeus Overton – The former Five-Star Plus+ recruit out of Georgia reclassified from the 2023 class and has been a contributor in every game for the Aggies thus far this season. The freshman, who only recently turned 18, has ten tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack on the season.

Denver Harris – The former five-star out of Houston (Tex.) North Shore has played in all but one game due to a suspension. In the games he has played, he’s played significant snaps and held his own. On the season, he’s recorded 14 tackles, three passes deflected and per PFF, has allowed just four receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown in 98 coverage snaps.

Chris Marshall – Like Stewart and Harris, Marshall has seen action in all but one game for Texas A&M thus far and has come up big when called upon. He’s caught 11 passes for 108 yards through six games.

Jacoby Mathews – The four-star out of Louisiana has played in every game this year, between special teams and rotating in on defense. On the season, he has two tackles.

Anthony Lucas – The former four-star out of Arizona has played in every game for the Aggies thus far, rotating in at defensive end. He’s recorded ten tackles and one tackle for loss this season and though he’s yet to record a sack, he has gotten after the quarterback, with six pressures on the season per PFF.

Bryce Anderson – The former four-star out of Beaumont (Tex.) West Brook has played in every game for the Aggies this season, recording 13 tackles in six games. He’s recorded ten tackles, and played a big role late in Texas A&M’s 17-9 win over Miami.

Malick Sylla – The four-star out of Katy (Tex.) High has played in every game this season primarily on special teams.

Donovan Green – The former four-star out of Dickinson (Tex.) High has seen his role on the offense grow rapidly through the season thus far. He hardly saw the field early in the year and is now the starting tight end as a true freshman. In six games, he’s recorded nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Martrell Harris – The former four-star out of The Woodlands (Tex.) High has seen action in every game this season primarily on special teams. He recorded one tackle against Sam Houston State.

Jarred Kerr – A pleasant surprise from the 2022 class, the four-star out of Lexington (Tex.) was relatively lower ranked compared to the loaded class, but has seen a lot of action as a freshman. He’s played in five games and has recorded eight tackles and a sack on the year.

Noah Thomas – The third receiver in Texas A&M’s 2022 class, the four-star out of Clear Springs (Tex.) High has played in five games this season but has yet to record a catch. His combination of 6-foot-5 size, and speed is something the Aggies don’t have outside of him at wide receiver and as he’s gotten more comfortable in the offense, could end the year on a high note.

Could Go Either Way

Walter Nolen – The only reason Nolen, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2022 cycle is still considered a potential redshirt is because he missed two games with injury. The freshman has played in four games thus far, but as long as he’s healthy, should see action in the Aggies’ final six games. On the season, Nolen has recorded 11 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy – The former five-star recruit out of Lakeland (Fla.) High has been working his way back from injury. He hasn’t seen action this season and only recently started dressing out for games. He’s considered one of, if not the most, athlete defensive linemen on the Aggies’ roster. If healthy, it’s likely he finds his way into the rotation in the coming weeks, though it’s still likely he plans four or less games to preserve his redshirt.

Kam Dewberry – Dewberry has seen action in just two games: Sam Houston State and Alabama. With injuries on the offensive line and Dewberry’s performance against the Crimson Tide, it’s likely the freshman sees his role increase down the stretch.

Jake Johnson – The former four-star out of Georgia, who ranked as the No. 1 tight end in the country in the 2022 class, saw action in two games early in the year but has struggled with injuries as of late. If he’s healthy enough to return, there’s a chance he burns his redshirt rotating in for, or playing alongside, fellow freshman tight end Donovan Green.

Conner Weigman – Perhaps the most intriguing redshirt situations of all the freshmen, Weigman has not seen action in any game to this point, but that could change after the bye week. He’s now the backup to Haynes King, with Max Johnson out for the foreseeable future, but there’s growing buzz the former five-star out of Cypress (Tex.) Bridgeland will see the field at some point in the backstretch of the season. If King struggles or gets injured, there’s a chance Weigman takes over the starting job for the rest of the season.

Enai White – White saw early action in the first couple games, but has not played since. It’s unclear whether the former top-60 recruit is injured, or has been jumped on the depth chart at this point. It’s up in the air whether he burns his redshirt or not.

Smoke Bouie – The former top-100 recruit has seen action in three games this season but with the return of Jaylon Jones to the starting lineup and the depth the Aggies have in the secondary, he hasn’t seen as much action as he did early in the year. Texas A&M has struggled with injuries at defensive back and the health of the unit will likely decide whether or not Bouie redshirts or not this season. He’s recorded one tackle this season

Likely to Redshirt

PJ Williams – The former four-star out of Dickinson (Tex.) High has a lot of promise, but needed time in the weight room before being able to contribute in the SEC. He’s added some serious mass to his frame, but still needs some time. The freshman saw action against Sam Houston State, and could see some snaps in some blowout situations down the stretch, but he’s likely to redshirt this season.

Le’Veon Moss – The former four-star out of Louisiana has seen action in just one game thus far, a single carry for two yards against Mississippi State. The Aggies have primarily relied on Devon Achane as the workhorse back this season and unless that strategy changes, it’s likely Moss doesn’t play in enough games this season to burn his redshirt.

Marquis Groves-Killebrew – The former four-star out of Georgia suffered a knee injury late in his senior season and is still working back into full strength. The freshman has yet to dress out, much less play, in a game this season.

Hunter Erb – The former four-star out of Haslet (Tex.) Eaton has yet to play this season, but could see time late in the year rotating in along the interior.

Bobby Taylor – Texas A&M’s ace peer recruiter has not seen action thus far due to an injury he’s working back from. The former four-star was only recently cleared to return to action, but given the depth in the secondary it’s unlikely the freshman plays enough in the final six games to burn his redshirt.

Theo Melin Ohrstom – The four-star out of Sweden reclassified from the 2023 class and needs time in the playbook and development to adapt to the speed of the college game. The freshman hasn’t seen any action this year, but could find his way into the tight end rotation late in the year.

Ish Harris – Like others on this list, Harris needed development and time in the weight room before he’s able to see action in the SEC. The former four-star has yet to play this season, but could see some time on special teams down the stretch.

Mark Nabou – The former three-star out of Washington has yet to see action this season.

Ethan Moczulski – Another former three-star out of Washington, Moczulski has yet to see action this season and likely won’t play a game this year.