Millard West's Cole Aniello is making a switch.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound junior is planning on moving from defense to offense for his senior season.

"The schools recruiting me see me more as an offensive linemen," Aniello said. "I'm spending the offseason adapting to the offensive line, getting stronger and working on my speed and strength."

Aniello has made two unofficial visits, one to North Dakota State and, most recently, to South Dakota State in February.

"I like the emphasis (South Dakota State) put on education and they want their players to be as good in the classroom as they are on the field."

On his trip to North Dakota State, Aniello was impressed with the Bison football tradition.

"I liked how important football is to the school and that area of the country," he said. "Football is a big deal there."

Aniello has a visit to Wyoming planned for this week and is planning on attending spring practices at Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, North Dakota and Division II Minnesota State.

He plans on making his decision after the football season, but first Aniello and his teammates have one goal in mind.

"I'd like for us to win state," he said. "To do that we have to band together and focus on football."

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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