California kicker set for Louisville visit

Andrew Aguila of St. John Bosco High School in California has official visits scheduled with Louisville and Oregon. (prospect video included)

While the Louisville football recruiting class is quickly taking shape, the Cardinal coaching staff doesn't appear close to finishing. A number of prospects have scheduled official visits with the Louisville program during the month of January, including Bellflower, California kicker Andrew Aguila.

Aguila has displayed a strong leg and impressive accuracy throughout his St. John Bosco High School career.

"I made 11 of my 14 field goal attempts this year and the ones I missed were all over 50-yards," said Aguila, whose has recorded a career best from 54-yards. "85% of my kickoffs were touchbacks."

The 6-foot, 175-pounder also took over punting duties as a senior, averaging 43 yards per punt.

"I prefer kicking," he said. "This was my first year punting, but I think I did pretty good."

His efforts were good enough to draw the attention of a number of school's across the country. In addition to Louisville, Aguila has received interest from Arizona, Michigan State and Oregon.

"I'm going to visit Louisville on January 20th and then I'm visiting Oregon the next weekend," said Aguila, who has yet to receive a scholarship offer. "Oregon has said that they'd like me to greyshirt because they still have Paul Martinez. Louisville hasn't really said anything yet, so I'll probably know more after my visit."

With scholarship numbers often limited, Aguila realizes that a offer by either program, or others, is something that is often difficult to find.

"Scholarship offers only come around for kickers every three or four years," he said. "I just want to find a winning program and both of those teams are in the top 15."

Aguila continually prepares for a career on the college level and frequently works out with the West Coast Kicking Academy director Brad Bohn, who kicked for former U of L head coach John L. Smith at Utah State prior to spending a few years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.

"I'm learning how to improve my techniques," he explained. "They have a lot of experience there, so it has really helped me."

Click here for more on Aguila's summer competition with the West Coast Kicking Academy.


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