Transfer Jahdae Walker gives Texas A&M a shifty receiver with big-play potential
After a good amount of names departed in the offseason, Texas A&M has responded by aggressively adding talent during the spring transfer window. Their latest addition strengthens a pivotal position for the coming fall season.
On Thursday, the Aggies got to work on bolstering their wide receiver depth with the commitment of former Grand Valley State wide receiver Jahdae Walker, who quickly emerged as one of the top-tier wideout transfers at the Division II level.
As a sophomore last season, Walker hauled in 30 receptions for 623 yards and four touchdowns en route to being named an all-conference selection. In the season prior, he appeared in six games as a true freshman with two receptions for 28 yards. Upon entering the portal back on April 26, the D2 standout drew interest from the likes of BYU, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Pitt.
But at the end of the day, Walker clearly felt that College Station was meant to be his next home. And upon a quick glance, it’s clear the partnership with A&M is an excellent fit.
Stayed the course.. never complained.. just kept working because I know God has a Plan! 🙏🏾🙏🏾‼️ pic.twitter.com/D2xEl2LWPE
— Jahdae “alldae” Walker (@dae2walker) May 12, 2023
At 6-4 and 185 lbs, Walker immediately steps into the fold as one of the bigger, more physical options in the Aggies receiving room. While Texas A&M didn’t suffer for lack of star power at the position, the unit’s depth was relatively thin compared to the rest of the roster and skewed toward the smaller side in terms of size.
Before Walker’s commitment, only two other receivers measured taller than 6-2 (6-3 freshman Raymond Cottrell and 6-6 sophomore Noah Thomas),
While size on the outside by no means correlates to wins on the field, it helps to have a bigger-bodied receiver that is capable of making a contested catch and overwhelming a smaller defensive back. When you think of converting on third down or in red-zone situations, having a shifty receiver that is capable of making a timely big play can reap dividends in the long run.
New Texas A&M commit out of the portal, Jahdae Walker, brings a really shifty and big-play potential receiver the Aggies didn’t have before.
Really nice depth piece that we could see have a legit impact at times in the season. Only a sophomore. pic.twitter.com/GaTdcKqLXD
— jaxson (@JaxCallaway) May 12, 2023
The icing on the cake is that Walker should make an impact for the Aggies both now and long term. He transfers with two years of eligibility left, so if he carves out a nice role in the fall, there leaves an opportunity for him to evolve into a go-to option beyond.
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