The Wagner family has incredible genes.
Aamil Wagner, who is the younger brother of former Kentucky wide-receiver Ahmad Wagner (2018-19), is a four-star offensive tackle from the class of 2022, ranking as one of the nation’s top 150 prospects and one of the five best from the state of Ohio. The younger Wagner has three colleges atop his list of preferred choices, with Stanford, Notre Dame, and the Wildcats making the final cut. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound high school junior recently spoke to Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports about those three schools and what he likes the most about them.
For Kentucky, Wagner’s previous connections to the program through his older along with his relationship with UK’s new offensive line coach, Eric Wolford, have drawn his attention. He also hails from Dayton, OH, an area that UK assistant coach Vince Marrow is always recruiting hard.
“I think first of all I have a connection with the o-line coach,” Aamil told 247 Sports about Kentucky. “Also my older brother played receiver there and that helped a lot because I’ve been up there numerous times around the stadium and having that ability to know the system helps.”
If you need a refresher, Aamil’s brother Ahmad spent three seasons as a rotational piece on the Hawkeyes basketball squad (starting 25 games while appearing in 96) before moving to Lexington and switching over to football. Standing at 6-foot-7, Ahmad was a natural at wide-receiver and became famous across the Big Blue Nation for his penchant at drawing pass interference calls.
Aamil, on the other hand, is one of the most sought-after offensive tackles in the country. Ahmad didn’t start playing football until his senior season of high school while Aamil has been collecting Power 5 scholarship offers since he was a sophomore.
The younger Wagner is also a stellar student. According to Wiltfong, Aamil has only received one final grade that wasn’t an ‘A’ during his high school career in which he earned an 89.4 percent in English during his freshman year. Since then, he’s been stacking up AP and Honors courses while posting a 4.5 GPA last semester. When academics are taken into consideration, it’s no wonder why programs like Stanford and Notre Dame are among his leaders.
Watch him work.