HEY THERE OHIO FRIEND!
The 6’6” 265 pounder from Wayne high School in Huber Heights (Dayton), Ohio, chose the Irish over an impressive offer list that included the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions, and more. Perhaps more importantly, and a big reason why this was surprising, is that he chose Notre Dame over the Kentucky Wildcats — where is brother is currently coaching.
— Aamil Wagner (@AamilWagner) November 11, 2021
Lean, athletic prospect who can run, bend and move more like a tight end than offensive tackle. Has started to fill in but still has work to do in that department with getting stronger and bigger. Plays with good leverage and body lean. Keeps his feet well when drive blocking and athleticism allows him to mirror when pass blocking. Will get violent and finish his blocks, which the hope is that that will be enhanced with added strength. High upside guy. May not be an immediate impact player in college because of needed strength and conditioning time, but long term prospects are excellent as a college starter and for playing beyond college.
This is the 22nd commitment for Notre Dame’s 2022 class as we are just about a month away from the start of the early signing period. Wagner’s commitment bumps the Irish to the #3 overall spot on the 247 Team Composite Rankings.
It’s the first commitment of the 2022 class for Notre Dame in over 3 months — and again — this really comes as a nice big surprise.
Notre Dame and Jeff Quinn have really put in the work this cycle to get some great offensive line talent. Of course, the connections between that school and former alums Marcus freeman and Mike Mickens definitely helped in Wagner’s commitment.
“I choose Notre Dame because the coaches made the university feel like home and I felt that Notre Dame can not only provide me with a great football career but can put me in the best position for life after football.”
Notre Dame’s offensive line is now up to a 4 man class. Along with Wagner, the Irish have three more 4-Star players in Ashton Craig, Ty Chan, and Joey Tanona. Notre Dame still has their eyes set on Billy Schrauth and continues to battle the Wisconsin Badgers for his commitment.
This is HUGE for Notre Dame — and one heck of a win to get such a highly ranked player out of the state of Ohio (again) and to beat out a brother connection elsewhere.