Texas A&M Aggies’ Top 10 Returning Players in 2024 Include Nic Scourton, Conner Weigman

    These top 10 returning players are looking to instantly impact a transitioning Texas A&M Aggies under new head coach Mike Elko.

    A new era dawns for the Texas A&M Aggies with the transition from Jimbo Fisher to Mike Elko. Under the new head coach, the Aggies have had a turnover of players, and these top 10 returning players can bring competitive, winning football back to Kyle Field.

    With essential retentions and impressive transfer portal additions, the future looks brighter in College Station.

    Texas A&M Aggies Top 10 Returners in 2024

    Analyzing the returning players at every school is a difficult task in the transfer portal area. As such, we’ve included transfer-portal athletes on each team’s roster page to open fall camp in addition to the rostered players from last year.

    10) Moose Muhammad III, WR

    With the departure of Evan Stewart and Ainais Smith, the Aggies need receivers who can rise to the challenge in 2024. Despite his past inconsistencies, Moose Muhammad III is entering his final season in College Station with renewed determination and hope for a fresh start under Elko.

    Muhammad was used sparingly in 2023, only having 27 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns. However, he has always showcased raw talent. With a new scheme and different regime now at the helm at Texas A&M, the stage is set for the Aggies wide receiver to have a breakout year and make a name for himself.

    9) Reuben Fatheree II, OT

    Reuben Fatheree II returns in 2024 as one of the top offensive linemen on the roster. However, there is no assurance over his starting position heading into the new season. After starting 12 games at right tackle in an impressive 2022 season, Fatheree missed almost all of the 2023 season with an injury he suffered in the preseason.

    He returned for the Texas Bowl game against Oklahoma State, where he played guard. Fatheree may be better suited to playing inside for the 2024 season. Either way, he is one of the better offensive linemen on the roster and should lock down a starting spot in an improved unit.

    8) Taurean York, LB

    Taurean York was one of the most consistent players on the Aggies’ defense in 2023 and finished second on the team behind NFL-bound Edgerrin Cooper with 74 total tackles. The Texas A&M linebacker also had 8.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, and one forced fumble in his freshman season.

    In 2024, York will become the defensive leader in his sophomore season and one of the cornerstones of the Aggies’ defense. After earning 2023 SEC All-Freshman Team honors a year ago, the future looks promising for the young Aggies linebacker.

    7) Will Lee III, CB

    Will Lee III transfers to College Station from Kansas State after an outstanding year with the Wildcats in 2023. The former JUCO product played in 11 games, starting nine, and registered 42 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, eight total passes defended, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

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    After earning an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention a year ago, Lee looks to have secured a starting outside corner spot. The cornerback came on strong at the end of the season after being dropped, and if his coverage abilities continue to develop, he can be a mainstay on the outside at Texas A&M.

    6) Trey Zuhn III, OT

    Trey Zuhn III returns for his junior season. He started 23 games at left tackle over the last two seasons and is one of the best offensive linemen in the SEC. As one of the most reliable pieces on the roster in College Station, Zuhn will again protect Conner Weigman’s blindside and anchor the offensive line.

    Despite the Texas A&M OL unit needing to improve after their unreliable recent showings, Zuhn can solidify himself as one of the best pass protectors in the country and a potential early draft selection.

    5) Shemar Stewart, DL

    Shemar Stewart returns in 2024 after a promising 2023 campaign. The Aggies’ defensive end tallied 11 tackles, two for a loss, and 1.5 sacks while also recovering a fumble for a touchdown against Mississippi State in his 12 games a year ago. He is projected to play more this season, which could be the year that Stewart breaks out and increases his production.

    After winning the team’s Defensive Most Improved award in 2023, the former 2022 SEC All-Freshman returns to a room that is one of the strongest units on the team. With another year of development among a more varied and talented group, Stewart can become one of the top players on the Aggies roster in 2024.

    4) Noah Thomas, WR

    Noah Thomas can be the most productive receiver on the Aggies roster in 2024. At 6’6” and 200 pounds, the outside receiver has the size to dominate defensive backs as A&M’s go-to WR. The former four-star recruit received 29 catches for 259 yards and five touchdowns a year ago.

    With Stewart and Smith no longer in College Station, the WR room does have question marks, but Thomas can be the answer as he gets more targets and usage in the fall.

    3) Shemar Turner, DL

    Shemar Turner is a versatile defensive lineman who will return to A&M for his senior season in 2024. Likely to be more of an interior presence in the fall, the DeSoto native will wreak havoc through the middle and anchor an explosive group of defensive linemen.

    After 2023 All-SEC Second Team honors a year ago after recording 33 tackles for 10.5 for a loss, six sacks, and two forced fumbles, Turner is coming off the most productive season of his career and will be a force to be reckoned with in his fourth year.

    2) Conner Weigman, QB

    Weigman returns to College Station as the starter in 2024 after starting the first four games of the 2023 campaign before suffering a season-ending injury. In those games, he completed 82 of his 119 passing attempts for 979 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions.

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    As one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC, Weigman is already a name on the lips of NFL scouts. The Cypress native was on for an incredibly productive year before suffering a foot injury. If he can carry on his ascendancy as an accurate, surgical decision-maker, Weigman will get the A&M program back on track.

    1) Nic Scourton, EDGE

    Nic Scourton transfers to Texas A&M from Purdue as one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal. From Bryan, Texas, just a five-mile, 10-minute drive from the College Station campus, Scourton returns home ready to dominate the SEC.

    2023 was the former Boilermakers’ first year as a starter, and he led the Big Ten with 10 sacks. He also had 50 tackles, 15 for a loss, three passes defended, and two forced fumbles. At 6’4” and 280 pounds, Scourton is also physically impressive and is already considered one of the top pass rushers in the sport.

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