Gainesville (Fla.) outside linebacker Oliver Aaron has emerged as a wanted prospect during recent weeks. Aaron made an official visit to Florida International during the weekend and came away impressed.
"I toured the campus, looked at the academic side of it and went to the beach," he said. "It went real well."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Aaron got the chance to sit down and talk with new FIU head coach Mario Cristobal.
"He talked about me playing for him, how the program is going to grow and grow and how he'd like me to be a part of it and about life in general," he said.
Last weekend, Aaron visited Arizona State. Was Florida International, of the Sun Belt Conference, competitive with the experience in Tempe, Ariz.?
"It was right on par with Arizona State I must say," he said. "The coaching and everything was about the same. The players were about the same. I think these two are my frontrunners right now."
Aaron will get a look at Division I-AA programs Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman in the coming weeks. He doesn't have a timeline for a decision nailed down.
"I'm not quite sure just yet," he said "All the schools that are showing interest in me, except for FAMU and Bethune-Cookman, they really just started recruiting me like a week or two ago."
Aaron added that Arizona State assistant Matt Lubick should be making an in-home visit this week.
Aaron is a two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com.