Texas A&M Commit Walter Nolen Set to Visit Tennessee This Weekend

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    Walter Nolen, the second-overall recruit in the 2022 class, officially made his commitment to Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 6. However, that isn’t stopping the highly touted recruit from checking out other schools along the way.

    According to multiple sources, Nolen has set an official visit to Tennessee this upcoming weekend. In fact, Nolen also took an unofficial visit to Tennessee the weekend after he committed to Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies, as well.

    Nolen, who currently plays for Powell High School in Knoxville, is in his first season with the Panthers as a senior. The weekend is certainly shaping up to be a big one considering Powell will be playing for the Tennessee State Championship this Friday night in Chattanooga.

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    In the class of 2022, Nolen is the top-ranked player in the state of Tennessee and at the defensive lineman position.

    Tennessee’s recruiting efforts for Nolen are led by defensive line coach Rodney Garner and defensive coordinator Tim Banks.

    Currently, according to 247 Sports, the 2022 Tennessee recruiting class ranks ninth in the SEC and 22nd nationally. However, if Tennessee does manage to flip the kid playing his high school ball in Knoxville, Walter Nolen would be the Vols’ highest-ranked recruit of all time. Nolen is currently rated at .9998, which would be higher than the current top spot held by former running back Bryce Brown, who was rated at .9992 in the class of 2009.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.