James Aiono to Join Utes Spring Semester

James Aiono to Join Utes Spring Semester

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SALT LAKE CITY--James Aiono, the No. 1 junior college recruit in the nation (Rivals.com) when he signed with Utah last February, will be eligible to join the team during spring semester. Aiono, a first-team All-American for Snow College in 2008, has signed an offer of financial aid with the University of Utah. Here is the rundown on Aiono, who will be a junior next fall:

James Aiono

Defensive Line

6-3, 280, Jr.


West Valley City, Utah

Snow College

Rated the No. 1 junior college recruit in the nation in 2008 by Rivals.com ... 2008 first-team All-American for Snow College ... Western States Football League 2008 Defensive MVP and first-team all-conference defensive lineman ... 2007 second-team All-American and first-team all-WSFL ... led Snow to the WSFL title both years ... initially signed out of high school with the Utes in 2007 ... first-team all-state and all-region as a senior at Murray High School (Utah) in 2006 ... won four letters in football ... rated the fourth-best prospect in the state by Scout.com coming out of high school ... son of Ta'aloga and Ali'itasi Aiono ... youngest of five children ... last name is pronounced eye-oh-no ... full name is James Pelenise Aiono ... born Jan. 23, 1989 in Anaheim, Calif.

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