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Fall River native, Gatorade Player of the Year, commits to Stanford football



Photo courtesy of Wilfredo Aybar/Stanford

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw announced the signing of Fall River native Wilfredo Aybar on Tuesday.

Originally classified as a 2022 signee, Aybar has been approved to enroll and join the Cardinal’s incoming 2021 class. According to the school, Aybar has completed his graduation requirements and is eligible to begin summer quarter instruction.

“Wilfredo is long, fast and explosive, which is why many of the top football programs in America wanted him,” said Shaw. “On top of that, he is as driven to be great off the field as he is on the field.”

Aybar is a 6-3, 250-lb. outside linebacker who competed at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut under head coach David Dykeman. Stanford stayed that Aybar is arriving rated as the No. 112 overall player in the nation by ESPN and No. 147 by Rivals. Aybar is also nationally ranked as the No. 12 defensive end by ESPN and No. 8 weakside defensive end by Rivals.

The consensus No. 1 overall player in Connecticut by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and the Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year, Aybar also was on the track and field team and was an honor roll student in high school.

Aybar received over 25 offers from major football powerhouses across the country.

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