Los Alamitos, Calif., had four trenchmen sign D-I scholarships a year ago and it looks like Mike Aguayo (6-4, 245, 5.0) will be another who will play D-I college football. He picked up his first offer this past spring.
Aguayo weighed 245 pounds at the NIKE Camp at Palo Alto but according to his coach he will be tipping the scales at 260 by time the season rolls around.
Aguayo has excellent work habits. He is currently benching 280 and his squat is 400. He has recorded a 25-inch vertical and benched 185 pounds, 18 times.
Aguayo has been very busy this spring and summer. Besides participating in the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto, he attended the adidas camp held in Westwood. He also showed up at the USC, UCLA and ASU camps.
“I learned a lot of technique this summer,” Aguayo said. “I will be able to take a lot of what I learned and apply this fall.”
Aguayo plays both ways as an offensive tackle and defensive end for one of Southern California’s best programs.
“Some schools are looking at me as an offensive tackle while UCLA is looking at me as a defensive end,” Aguayo said. “I would prefer to play defensive end in college.”
“I like UCLA a lot,” Aguayo said. “Oregon State is right there, too.”
Aguayo has an offer from UTEP. “I like UTEP, too, but I don’t know a lot about them.”
Colorado, Illinois, Clemson, BYU and Wyoming have all shown recruiting interest in Aguayo.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Los Alamitos head coach John Barnes said this about Aguayo, “Mike is a skinny 260. He has a lot room to grow.”
“Mike is very athletic,” Barnes said. “He played baseball as a pitcher and first baseman as a freshman, but he has given it up to concentrate on football and is lifting weights.”
“Mike has real good quickness,” Barnes said. “He pull blocks and runs very well.”
“Another thing that colleges are going love about Mike is he has real long arms and he is great at pass protection,” Barnes said. “He is great at pass pro tech.”
“We had four linemen that signed with D-I schools last season,” Barnes said. “I think Mike will join his teammates on the D-I level next year.”
Aguayo has heard from most of the Pac10 with Washington State, Arizona State, Arizona, and Cal in the forefront.
Aguayo was an all-league selection in 2003.