Lafayette (Calif.) Acalanes offensive lineman Brady Aiello has been chatting with local stalwarts California, UC Davis and San Jose State for the past few months, but it was two out-of-state schools that came calling for Aiello on Sunday, as both Washington State and Nevada came in with the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle's first two scholarship offers.
"I haven't really gone too in-depth with their programs, because the started reaching out to me personally, just recently," Aiello told Scout.com on Monday. "It does mean a lot that they're my first offers, because I know that they truly think that I can fit into their program."
Aiello got his offer from the Cougars earlier than expected, as he was already scheduled to fly up to Pullman to try his luck at Washington State's prospect camp. He'll still be going up north this weekend, but now, it'll be with an offer in his back pocket.
"It sounds like an awesome place," Aiello said. "They were talking about their facilities and how much they've put into that. I know the coaching staff has really come around in recent years. They've brought the program up a lot lately."
Aiello has only spoken with Washington State offensive line coach Clay McGuire once in person and once on the phone, so the relationship is not quite as developed as relationships he has with other staffs.
"It's not like Cal; I've been talking with Cal since March, so coach [Zach] Yenser and I, we know each other a little bit more, but we have a pretty good relationship," Aiello said of McGuire. "We actually kind of clicked, and I sure really like both Nevada and Wazzu's O-line coaches."
Both coaches from Washington State and Nevada have come out to visit Aiello, and had conversations with the long, lean offensive tackle, in recent weeks.
"They said that they enjoyed my film, thought that I really fit well into their program, and they decided to offer me," Aiello said.
As for the Wolf Pack, Aiello knows a bit less, but he's excited to learn more.
"I'm not even signed up for their camp, yet, and I still might go to that," Aiello said. "Coach [Mike] Bradeson came out, saw me, came to a couple spring practices, saw what I was about, and thought that I could really work in their program."
Aiello Scores First Two Offers
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