Nolen is a five-star lineman and arguably the best player in the entire recruiting class of 2022.
He left to play for the star-studded IMG Academy prior to the pandemic and his parting gift to Olive Branch was a second-round appearance in Mississippi state playoffs. As a sophomore, he was responsible for three sacks and 92 total tackles.
The COVID-19 outbreak changed his mind about wanting to play for IMG, so he moved back to the Memphis area and is now playing for St. Benedict at Auburndale High School.
Walter Nolen Recruiting
The list of programs interested in the five-star recruit is massive. Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and Tennessee are all considered favorites, but the star defensive lineman has also received offers from places like Florida, Florida State, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt.
Walter Nolen Scouting Report
Running backs should shake with fear if they have to rush up the middle against Nolen. He may be 300 pounds, but he has the speed of a linebacker and is considered one of the “most disruptive defenders in the country.”
His journey to the NCAA is not starting yet, but his recruitment will be worth following. Whoever lands Walter Nolen will land a game and defense-changing talent.