Hometown: Redwood City, CA
High School/Previous School: Phillips Academy Andover
Coach Mangurian on Aimonetti: Good size and strength. Tough, smart and loves football. Position flexibility; played center and defensive tackle. Can never have enough centers on the roster. Requires communication skills and awareness. Could get a look at defensive tackle. Plays the game with an attitude; we need that on our team. Has a tremendous work ethic on the field and in the weight room.
AT PHILLIPS ACADEMY ANDOVER (2012): Attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. ... Played for head coach Leon Modeste ... Started at center and anchored the defense as a DE, DT and LB ... Led Phillips Academy in sacks and TFL ... Took official visits to Columbia, Johns Hopkins and Amherst … Turned down scholarships from Tulane, Holy Cross and Sacred Heart to play football for the Lions … Also lettered in indoor and outdoor track at Phillips.
INTENDED MAJOR: Political Science
PERSONAL: Parents are Steve and Wendi Aimonetti ... Has two sisters, Shelbi (18) and Cammi (16).
FUN FACT: Also throws shot and disc in track.
WHY COLUMBIA? “Columbia offered the trifecta: Academics, athletics and the social atmosphere I was looking for in my college experience.”