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The Irish made yet another addition to their 2022 recruiting class, going into the neighboring state of Ohio and picking up a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Aamil Wagner.
Wagner become the 22nd commitment in a class that is viewed as one of the tops in the country. He joins an offensive line group that includes Ty Chan, Joey Tanona and Ashton Craig.
It a group that has the potential to see one more addition, but that remains to be seen. Wagner is a fantastic prospect, one that has offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Auburn, Iowa, Michigan and others. Here is my scouts view of what to expect from Wagner when he arrives on campus for next season.
The long and athletic lineman is an absolute monster as a run blocker, Wagner has quick feet that he uses to drive defenders off the ball and away from the play. His long arms come into play in the pass game also, keeping edge rushers away from getting to his quarterback. Wagner does need to work a bit on his pass protection footwork, but with better coaching that will come.
What really stands out his his nasty demeanor on the field, Wagner looks for and initiates contact and it ends up as many pancakes for the lineman. It might take a redshirt year for Wagner to be ready to make a difference for the Irish, but when he does, he will be yet another excellent lineman that suits up in the Blue and Gold.