Irving Nimitz LB awaits TX college offer

Two-year starting MLB Michael Anguiano from Irving Nimitz High School has had back-to-back season recording more than 120 tackles. There is Division I interest, but he has yet to receive an offer. TPI caught up with Anguiano to get the latest recruiting updates.

As Irving Nimitz linebacker Michael Anguiano enters his senior season, he is anticipating an offer from a Division I university. The 5-11, 225 pound Anguiano said he has interest coming from both in state and out-of state schools. But right now he is focused more on schools in the Lone Star State.

"I am receiving interest from Rice, Fresno State, SMU, and New Mexico State," Anguiano said. "Also, I recently began talking with Air Force, but I would have to say Rice and SMU are my favorites."

After attending camps at the two Texas colleges, he said it was the facilities, strength in academics, and the coaching staff that won him over. Of course there is another factor that comes into play as well.

"Both schools are close with SMU being in Dallas and Rice in Houston," Anguiano said. 

Anguiano has two successful seasons under his belt and has quite a resume. He finished his junior season with 137 tackles and recorded 127 tackles as a sophomore. He pressed 225 pounds 13 times and runs the 40-yard in 4.7.

Even with these statistics, Anguiano is still flying under the radar. But his coach, Steven Hohenberger, is encouraging him to just be patient.

"I have been talking to my coach (Hohenberger) and he said that Rice, Fresno, and New Mexico have all been calling," Anguiano said. "Coach told me to just wait it out because he feels these schools, and maybe others, will begin to come around."


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