This past season First Star Football Report caught Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne sophomore offensive lineman Aamil Wagner in action.
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Wagner was impressive and showed signs of becoming one of the top prospects in the Class of 2022.
Monday, Wagner earned his first two offers with many more to come in the future.
First Star Football Report spoke with Wagner about the offers and more in this update.
“I don’t know much about Pittsburgh,” said Wagner. “I met Coach (Randy) Bates at school before the shutdown and I’ve done some research on them, but I don’t know too much about the campus lifestyle.
“I’ve talked with some of the other coaches and look forward to visiting and looking more into the school and program.”
The next offer Wagner received came from a program he’s visited several times as older brother Ahmad (Wagner) just finished playing two seasons for the Kentucky Wildcats after starting his college career at Iowa as a basketball player.
“The offer from Kentucky is a blessing,” he said. “I’ve been able to build a relationship with Coach (Vince) Marrow over the years with Ahmad being there.
“However, I know I need to continue to work hard and continue to improve as I can’t stay where I’m at now as I need to keep getting better.”
What has Wagner taken away about Kentucky football from watching his brothers career?
“It’s the Kentucky fan base,” he stressed. “They have a lot of support for the players. Their love for the team through thick and thin, win or lose is always there. Kentucky fans are always supportive.
But it’s also about the commitment the coaches have for the players. When Ahmad got there, he was transitioning from a basketball player to a football player. They helped him through the process of being able to re-establish himself as a football and in the process showed their commitment.
What did his older brother say about the Wildcats offer?
“I called him afterwards and he said he was proud of me. He said the main thing was to keep working and I’ve taken that to heart.”
AHMAD WAGNER ONE-HANDED CATCH
Pittsburgh and Kentucky are not the only programs Wagner is hearing from.
“Those are the only offers at this time,” he continued. “But I’ve heard from Penn State, Iowa State, Arizona State, Louisville and a couple of other schools.”
With the country in a national shutdown Wagner has not seen an issue in keeping up his academic and athletic work?
“I always study first,” he said. “So this hasn’t affected me too much. I wish I could have more contact with my teachers.
“As for staying in shape. I have a track not far from home so I go up there and run and I’m always working to stay in shape.”
First Star Football Report expects Wagner to continue adding offers in the coming months and become one of the top prospects in the country.
Below are the sophomore highlights of Aamil Wagner.