As one Aguayo brother leaves, another one arrives. With his older brother Roberto Aguayo cementing himself as one of, if not the best kicker in Florida State history, younger brother Ricky has large cleats to fill. There are many similarities between Ricky and his older brother as both enrolled in Spring, were composite three-star prospects according to 24/7 coming out of high school and are around six feet tall, although the younger Aguayo weighs much less at 190 pounds. Despite the similarities, Ricky said in an interview with SB Nation head recruiter Bud Elliot in January, their playing styles are much different. "I'm competitive. I can do just as much or even better than my brother did....I can create my own legacy too," while saying he had the advantage in accuracy over his brother who, "had the bigger leg."
He was a frequent visitor of the FSU campus after being offered in May and committing just two weeks later, attending summer camp in Tallahassee and making his official visit in December. Florida State wasn't the only school going after him, as Aguayo held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU and UCLA, however he did not make an official visit to any of those schools.
As a high schooler, Aguayo kicked and punted, but fared much better kicking from the ground. His average kickoff went for over 64 yards while forcing 35 touchbacks on his 57 total kickoffs. On PATs, the Florida State freshman went 41 for 44, finishing the season converting his last 33 attempts. He was named special teams MVP of the 9-0 Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy football team after the season. Also following the season, Aguayo made an appearance in the Under Armour All-America game on the same team as fellow FSU freshman Malik Henry who early enrolled as well. During his time at the Kohl's kicking camp, the Florida native showed that he wasn't only accurate, but powerful, making field goals of 55 yards with extra distance on them, and consistently having kickoffs go through the back of the end zone.
On the FSU roster, there is only one other kicker in Sophomore Kevin Robledo who went to high school with Malik Henry and played in the Army All American Bowl. The other competition is kicker/punter Logan Tyler, ranked the 2016 #2 kicker in the nation by 24/7, who excels at both positions, and even made a 75-yard field goal. However, in that same interview with Bud Elliot, Aguayo says that Fisher told him he will come in and "take care of the kicking," while Tyler will be the punter as Cason Beatty graduates. To keep up to date with Ricky off the field, you can follow him on twitter.