El Camino College Defensive End Austin Vaimili has six Division One scholarship offers for good reasons. The 6’4″, 260 pounder has schools such as Fresno State, University of Central Florida, and Oregon State among others. In this interview, we talk about his dream school, his favorite player, and the influence El Camino College had on his football career.
By: Peter Elliott – NFL, MLB, and Recruiting writer – @PelliottSports
*Update – Vaimili has since chosen to play for Fresno State, as he inked the paper in their favor on National Signing Day.*
Peter Elliott: Are you still considering Fresno State as an option, the school you were formerly committed to?
Austin Vaimili: Yes, I am.
PE: Have you narrowed down your top three schools yet?
AV: No, not yet, but I will next week.
PE: What are you most looking forward to in your upcoming Central Florida University visit?
AV: I’m definitely looking forward to enjoying a different scenery.
PE: How many of the schools that have given you scholarships will you visit?
AV: Right now it’s just Central Florida.
PE: What colleges do you most want to play for that aren’t interested in you?
AV: My dream school has always been USC, but I’m thankful for any and every school that is interested in me?
PE: When do you see yourself making your college decision?
AV: I don’t have an exact date right now, but I will soon.
PE: What effect did El Camino College have on your career?
AV: It played a really big role in my career! Coach KT [El Camino’s defensive line coach] and Coach Alvilar [El Camino’s defensive coordinator] were great to me. They were the only ones aside from my family that believed in me and what I’m capable of doing on the football field. I appreciate everything they did for me.
PE: What is one quality you possess that you’d like people to know you have?
AV: My motor and the swag that I play with. I think that’s what separates me from everyone else.
PE: What NFL player do you mold your game after/look up to?
AV: [Houston Texans defensive end] J.J. Watt, [Clemson University Tigers defensive end] Shaq Lawson, and [New England Patriots linebacker] Jamie Collins.