Aguilar’s story is a good one. A complete unknown – even to college coaches – at this time a year ago, Aguilar was a late invite to A&M’s first Junior Day and left College Station as an Aggie commitment. That’s what happens when your junior game film looks like an offensive line instructional video and you stand 6-5 and check in at 292 pounds. Despite heavy pressure from TCU and Baylor throughout January, Joas stayed firm with the Aggies from start to finish.
He’s surprisingly agile, but what makes many rate Aguilar as the No. 2 offensive line prospect in Texas is his tenacity, aggressive demeanor and devastating finishing ability. Because he has a phenomenal base, does such a magnificent job firing off the ball and latching on to defenders and is so strong with his hands, Joas routinely buries opponents into the turf before turning his attention downfield in search of another target.
Aguilar owned the competition as a junior en route to earning 5-4A first team All-District honors. He was more dominant as a senior. He earned first team Super Team honors from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News first team All-Area mention after not allowing a sack and amassing 57 knockdowns and 27 pancakes.
He’s so big, strong, smart (he speaks three languages) and ferocious on the field, Joas is one of the few players in the Lone Star State’s Class of 2013 who I would consider a true ‘can’t miss’ recruit. Aguilar is likely to begin his A&M career at guard, where the Aggie coaches believe he has the potential to make a legitimate run at the open right side spot vacated by Cedric Ogbuehi’s anticipated shift to tackle.
Stats2012: no sacks allowed, 57 knockdowns, 27 pancakes
Honors2011: 5-4A First Team All-District
2012: First Team Super Team (Star-Telegram); Under Armour All-American; All-Area First Team (DMN); 6-4A First Team All-District