Cole Aniello's recruitment changed hours before Millard West took the field for its first football game of the 2018 season.

Nebraska director of high school relations Kenny Wilhite called the 6-foot-6, 300 pound lineman to offer him a preferred walk-on spot in Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class.

The Nebraska walk-on offer is the sixth offer for Aniello. South Dakota State, South Dakota, Northern Iowa, Cornell and Columbia have previously offered.

A 3.5 GPA and a 30 ACT score have other Ivy League schools interested.

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"I am really happy to receive a walk-on offer from a school like Nebraska." Aniello said. "It is a place I have wanted to play since I was a little kid."

Nebraska wants Aniello to play offensive line.

"A couple of schools recruiting are recruiting me to play either the offensive or defensive line, but the majority see me as an offensive lineman," he said.

Aniello will be an unofficial visitor to Nebraska for the Akron game. He has plans to check out North Dakota State, Wyoming and Northern Iowa on unofficial gameday visits this fall.

"I will try to make it to Cornell and Columbia later this season," he said. "If I do, it will likely be official visits."

Playing the majority of his career on the defensive line, Aniello has made the switch this season to offensive line and rotating in on the defensive line. 

Aniello is in no rush to make a decision.

"I want to see how this year plays out and base my decision off the schools remaining at the end of the season," he said.

On Friday, Aniello and his teammates travel to Omaha Burke for a 7 p.m. matchup of top-five rated teams.

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