Oregon received the commitment from three-star offensive tackle Brady Aiello (Lafayette, Calif. Acalanes) after he camped with the Ducks and becomes the sixth commitment for the 2015 class.
Aiello is the nation’s No. 370 player regardless of position, No. 43 offensive tackle and the No. 46 player in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He picked the Ducks over offers from Nevada and Washington State.
“I didn’t commit just because of football, I committed because I like Oregon as a whole,” Aiello tells Justin Hopkins of 247Sports. “They were very excited when I told them, coach (Steve) Greatwood, coach (Joe) Bernardi, they were all fired up. On the second day of camp after the second practice, Greatwood talked to me privately about how they would likely offer in the next week. They offered the next day because they decided they really liked me and didn’t need to wait.”
The 6-6, 260-pound lineman is a bit of a diamond in the rough with a lot of upside after transitioning to football two years ago after growing up with a focus on swimming, so there is a lot of untapped potential in the athletic and lean lineman who could bulk up to 300 pounds and keep the athleticism that the coaches like in him.
The early decision by Aiello to shut down his recruitment means he will only take his official visit to Oregon in the fall and is no longer considering any other schools, according to Hopkins.
“This is a done deal, I will take my official visit int the fall to Oregon and that’s it. I’m not looking at any other schools. When I committed to Oregon they made it clear I was committed and wasn’t looking, so I knew what I was signing up for.”
With the commitment of Aiello, Oregon now owns the nation’s No. 46 class and the No. 5 class in the Pac-12 with half of their six commitments in the class on the offensive line.