Victor Dimukeje Taking His Time After Official Visit to Virginia Tech

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Victor Dimukeje (center) and his mother (left) visited Virginia Tech the weekend of Dec. 9-11 (photo via Twitter)

Virginia Tech hosted nearly a dozen recruits on official visits this past weekend, Dec. 9-11, including defensive line target Victor Dimukeje.

“I enjoyed it,” Dimukeje said. “I got to spend time with the players and the coaches and get a better feel of the school… It was a great weekend.”

Dimukeje is a 3-star prospect from Baltimore, MD. He’s rated as the 20th-best player in Maryland and the 67th-best player at defensive tackle.

At 6-foot-2, 255-pounds, Dimukeje’s size makes him a versatile recruit and despite his big frame, he says Virginia Tech is recruiting him at defensive end.

This past weekend was Dimukeje’s second visit to Virginia Tech, but it was his mother’s first.

“She loved it,” Dimukeje said. “She just loved the atmosphere and she got a good vibe about the environment and the people around. It’s just a calm, peaceful, nice-looking campus.”

Safeties Coach Galen Scott has been Dimukeje’s primary recruiter and even made an in-home visit just recently. Dimukeje said Scott reaches out to him several times a week to see how he’s doing.

“We have a really close relationship,” Dimukeje said. “He’s been recruiting me since March.”

Dimukeje says he’s in no rush to make his decision. He’s still considering Duke, Maryland and Rutgers, as well as Virginia Tech. He says he’s looking for a program that will put him in the best position to succeed on and off the field.

“The school where I have the best relationship with the coaches and where I feel is a perfect fit with academics,” Dimukeje said. “I want a good football program I can succeed in.”

Dimukeje plans on making at least one more official visit but says he hopes to commit sometime in January. According to 247Sports, Dimukeje will make his official visit to Duke on Jan. 20.

“Coach (Charley Wiles) told me to take all my visits and make sure it was the best fit,” Dimukeje said. “He told me not to rush or anything and to make sure I’m one-hundred percent sure what program I choose is the right fit for me.”

Here’s Dimukeje’s most recent highlight reel from his senior season, followed by his 247Sports profile.

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  1. Is it just old fashioned me … or does Coach Scott look way under-dressed as a Hokie coach in the first pic? Coach Fuente sets a high standard for “looking the part.” Scott, not so much.

  2. Glad to see that Wiles is encouraging him to be 100% sure and to make all of his visits. In an environment where pressure sales is often the norm, it’s really good to see that our coaches still remain genuinely interested in our recruit’s best interest.

  3. Maybe I’m just getting old… but I think I’d get exhausted from people checking in on me all week. Contacted multiple times from multiple coaches from probably at least the schools a guy is taking an official too. Reminds me of walking around shopping for a car or strolling around a furniture store with people nagging you all the time.

  4. “Reaches out to me 2 or 3 times a week” – Wow – is this the expectation now for recruiting? Seems crazy to me that this would be the norm or the situation now.

    Go Hokies!

    1. Most recruits have told me their recruiters reach out to them just about every day, at least every other day. Recruiting really is a 24/7/365 industry.

    2. I don’t mean it in a bad way, but these kids are considered heroes in their schools, and they tend to have egos based on that. From what I see, it appears a lot of recruiting is ego-stroking, telling kids how much they are wanted.

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