The last time we spoke with Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha defensive lineman Kalani Aldrich, it was immediately following his visit to Oregon. The rush end raved about his visit to Eugene but said he wanted to take one last visit before making a decision and that visit will come this weekend.
Aldrich, 6-7, 240 pounds was a player we really liked at the NIKE Camp in Oregon last June. He's a big, physical player with a great frame, long arms and can move. He has a very nice upside to him and should be a very good college player as he continues to get stronger and fills out.
On the recruiting front, Aldrich said he thought about committing to Oregon on his visit but wanted to wait and have something to compare the Ducks with.
"I had a great trip there," Aldrich said. "The emotion of the visit has obviously worn off but I'm still very high on Oregon and they're at the top of my list. I was going to visit Utah last weekend but it kind of fell through and I'll be visiting Washington this weekend. Washington has always been one of my favorite schools as well and has been recruiting me as long as anyone.
"It's hard to speculate right now but there's a good chance I'll be ready to make my decision after I visit Washington. If the visit doesn't quite compare with Oregon, I could commit to Oregon but if I like the visit just as much, I'll have a tough decision to make. At that point, I may take other visits in January, I'm just not sure.
"I'm going to Greece and Italy over Christmas break with my family and it might be nice to have my decision out of the way by then but I'm not going to rush anything. If I don't know where the best place for me is, I won't decide just to get it out of the way. I'm going to wait things out until I'm comfortable and until I have no doubts about where the best place for me is."
Aldrich said Coach Greatwood from Oregon will be coming over a home visit this Tuesday and Coach Tormey and Coach Hart at Washington will be coming in for a home visit on Sunday.
"I think they're going to be on the same flight I take home after the visit," Aldrich said. "In addition to those two schools, I'm still looking at Colorado, Oklahoma and a few others for possibly visits in January if I take things that far in the process."