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Aamil Wagner trending towards Kentucky

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A big development with arguably the most important remaining recruit for the Cats.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

On Saturday the Kentucky Wildcats steamrolled Louisiana-Monroe to pick up their first win of the season. Well, that success of the field might already be paying some dividends on the recruiting trail.

As many programs do for their week one game, Kentucky hosted several players on Saturday, and as of Monday night, one of them is starting to trend towards continuing his collegiate career in Lexington.

That player is Aamil Wagner.

Whatever happened behind the scenes on his visit Saturday must have gone well, because as of Monday afternoon, Wagner picked up pair of 247 Crystal Ball picks and one Rivals FutureCast prediction to end up at UK.

Wagner, a 4-star offensive tackle from Dayton (OH), is currently ranked as a top-125 player in the country according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. The same rankings also consider him to be the 11th best offensive tackle in the country.

Here is a quick scouting report on Wagner from 247 national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu:

“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.”

The brother of former UK receiver Ahmad Wagner, Aamil received his offer from Kentucky earlier this spring and is being recruited by Vince Marrow. Currently, his commitment date is set for January, but if this momentum continues, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that date move up.

It looks like the Big Dog, Vince Marrow, could be close to adding another piece to the puzzle for the Class of 2022, as well as add another solid piece for the future of the Big Blue Wall.