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WR Stewart is latest member of Texas A&M’s touted ’22 class to enter transfer portal


Texas A&M receiver Evan Stewart became the latest member of the Aggies’ topranked recruiting class from 2022 to enter the transfer portal on Tuesday, bringing the total number of players from that group to seven.

Stewart was the Aggies second-leading receiver in an injury shortened 2023 season, with 38 catches for 514 yards in eight games.

Stewart joins defensive linemen Walter Nolen and LT Overton, defensive back Deuce Harmon and tight end Jake Johnson as bluechip members of the Aggies’ heralded 2022 signing class to enter the portal during the winter window.

Overall, 14 Texas A&M scholarshi­p players have entered the portal since coach Jimbo Fisher was fired in mid-November. A&M hired former Aggies defensive coordinato­r and Duke coach Mike Elko to replace Fisher earlier this month.

Earlier Tuesday, Overton committed to Alabama. He was a five-star recruit who was on track to be in the 2023 class, but reclassifi­ed to 2022 to be part of Texas A&M’s No. 1-rated signing class.

The 6-5, 265-pound Overton, who is from Georgia, played more as a freshman than a sophomore but overall appeared in 23 games and made 48 tackles.

Earlier this week, Johnson announced he was joining his brother, quarterbac­k Max Johnson, in transferri­ng to North Carolina.

USC also had another former blue-chip recruit enter the transfer portal on Tuesday, with defensive end Korey Foreman joining quarterbac­k Malachi Nelson, cornerback Domani Jackson and linebacker Tackett Curtis.

Foreman was a five-star recruit in the class of 2021, but never developed into a consistent contributo­r for the


Other notable commitment­s Tuesday included:

— Offensive lineman Cayden Green announcing he is transferri­ng home to Missouri from Oklahoma. The 6-foot-5, 316-pound Green, who is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, started five games at guard as a freshman for the 12th-ranked Sooners this season. He was one of the top offensive line recruits in the 2023 recruiting class and will have three years of eligibilit­y left.

— Another Texas A&M defensive lineman, Fadil Diggs, became the latest notable transfer to commit to Syracuse. Diggs is a junior from New Jersey and played for new Syracuse defensive coordinato­r Elijah Robinson at A&M.

Diggs is the third Southeaste­rn Conference transfer under new Syracuse coach Fran Brown, who also landed commitment­s from former Georgia receivers Zeed Haynes and Jackson Meeks. Diggs’ younger brother, Fatim, is a high school recruit who is committed to Syracuse.

The early signing period for high school prospects starts Wednesday.

— London Humphreys, Vanderbilt’s second-leading receiver this past season, said he was transferri­ng to Georgia. Humphreys caught 22 passes for 439 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2023.

— Offensive linemen Monroe Mills, a starter for Texas Tech the last two seasons, announced he is going to Louisville. The Cardinals portal class also includes Texas Tech quarterbac­k Tyler Shough, South Alabama receiver Caullin Lacy, Alabama receiver Ja’Corey Brooks and Harvard defensive lineman Thor Griffith.

 ?? Associated Press ?? Texas A&M wide receiver Evan Stewart (1) fights off LSU safety Jay Ward (5) for a seven yard gain during the first quarter on Nov. 26, 2022, in College Station, Texas.
Associated Press Texas A&M wide receiver Evan Stewart (1) fights off LSU safety Jay Ward (5) for a seven yard gain during the first quarter on Nov. 26, 2022, in College Station, Texas.

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