Big Aguirre

Arkansas is now involved with Florida prep offensive lineman Mike Aguirre (6-5, 305), who will be in Fayetteville this weekend for an official visit.

One of the newest names on the Razorback football recruiting scene is Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay offensive lineman Mike Aguirre.

Aguirre (6-5, 305, 5.4) said Wednesday night that he will visit the University of Arkansas this weekend and couldn't be more excited.

"They have been recruiting me for about two weeks and (Arkansas) recruiting coordinator Coach (Chris) Vaughn came to see me earlier this week," Aguirre said. "I know a lot about Arkansas. I'm hooked on the football program and now just need to see what the rest of the school is about."

Aguirre was a dominant player this season for Cypress Bay, which is a school just in its third year of existence.

"We have only had varsity football for two years and not a lot of people knew about us, but we came out and went 8-1 and opened some eyes," Aguirre said. "We have a quarterback who is getting recruited by Jacksonville State and I am getting some attention now."

Aguirre also has a visit set to Southern Illinois in January and has recently started to get interest from Kansas State. He's also being recruited by Florida International, and Northeastern.

"The interest has really started to pick up and I think it will even increase when I play in a couple of all-star games later this month," Aguirre said. "But I'll be honest with you. If I get up to Arkansas and everything is like I think it is and they put an offer on the table, then I there, I would commit."

Aguirre said his best asset is his pass blocking.

"We did a lot of passing this year and I thought I had a great year, a strong year pass blocking," Aguirre said. "You can always get better, but I feel very good about that part of my game. I would like to improve my speed and my run blocking, but feel I am pretty solid in all areas. I do think I am mentally tough and know I will need to be on the next level."


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