He's got the (6-4/245/4.7) size/speed package, God-given ability, and a great deal of upside to tap.
With more official offers tendered than Aghayere can shake a stick at, finalizing his list wasn't easy. Nevertheless, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end can make the tough decisions. And, consequently, he shoots us the few and the proud universities currently leading for his Signing Day Signature.
Coaches responsible for landing the defender from Garland, Texas are as follows: "(Texas) Coach Bobby Kennedy, (Florida) Coach Mattox, (LSU) Coach D.J. McCarthy, (Notre Dame) Coach Rob Ionella and (Louisville) Coach Tony Alford.
Thoughts on his Five Favorites:
Texas: "I'm from the state of Texas. I grew up watching Longhorn players like Ricky Williams, Major Applewhite, Roy Williams, Vince Young, Brian Robinson and Tim Crowder. I took a trip to UT also. And, it's nice. The campus is big and it just felt like it was a homely atmosphere."
Florida: "I kind of grew up watching Florida too. I've watched a lot of their rivalry games, mostly the Florida-Miami, and Florida-Florida State games. So, I've been kind of following (the Gators) for a while."
LSU: "They play in the SEC, which is one of the hardest conferences in the country. And, I like the defense they play. It's fast-paced."
Notre Dame: "The rivalry game betwen Notre Dame and USC is a big tradition. I want to play in those type of big games. Also, If you graduate with a degree from Notre Dame, it's like getting a degree from Harvard, or a degree from another Ivy League school.
Louisville: "They're an up-and-coming program, one of the best in the Big East. And, (defensive lineman) Amobi Okoye was a top ten NFL Draft pick, so he obviously did well for himself by playing there."
Going even deeper with the 6-foot-4, 245-pound blue-chip defensive end, conversation turns to Official Visit Agenda...
"I've already set up one official visit," Aghayere said, before chunking Scout.com the scoop. "I'll be checking out Florida (Sept. 7-9) officially, after the second game of my senior season."
As for the other four official visit slots, Aghayere (who loged 65 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 5 sacks as a junior) refused to play it close to the vest when he told Scout.com, "Those will go to the other four schools in my top five (Texas, LSU, Notre Dame, Louisville). I don't know exactly when those will be yet. I still have to set those up."
Pretty smart kid, he is. Given the widespread attention surrounding upper-echelon prospects, ala Aghayere, why not take some time to narrow down some of the more stressful recruiting decisions in the Recruiting Game?
Well, the Garland DE has done just that. Make no mistake about it he's got this recruiting thing figured out already. He'll simply answer some of the same questions in the next few months a lot easier because he knows what he wants. And what Aghayere wants to do is take care of other important business, as well -- (i.e. getting stronger, faster and improving his all-around game on the gridiron).