Hugh D’Imperio has narrowed his list to five schools, and he has set official visits to all five. He has tentatively set a date to visit Virginia Tech on December 6th and has set a date for Michigan State on December 13th.
Tennessee, Minnesota, and North Carolina round out his final five schools. All have offered except for the Volunteers.
“The Virginia Tech visit is on December 6th, but that is also the day of our state championship game if we make it,” said D’Imperio. “That visit is tentative right now. If I can’t make it, I’ll go sometime in January. I’m definitely going to Michigan State on December 13th and I’ve set visits to Tennessee, Minnesota, and North Carolina. I’m not sure of the dates though.”
Virginia Tech and Michigan State continue to lead the pack right now, primarily due to D’Imperio’s relationship with Coach Cavanaugh of Virginia Tech and Coach [Jeff] Stoutland of Michigan State.
He has no favorite between Virginia Tech and Michigan State.
“They are ahead of the rest,” said D’Imperio of VT and MSU. “I’m really not sure if one is the leader over the other right now. They both have good qualities. It kind of flip/flops back and forth every day. They are ahead of the rest, but at the same time, anything can happen on my official visits. I could like another school or campus and fit in better and choose somewhere else. You never know.”
D’Imperio discussed why he chose Tennessee, Minnesota, and UNC for the final three spots…
“For Tennessee, I really like the SEC,” said D’Imperio. “They probably have the best competition of anyone. I know Virginia Tech and Miami will be in the ACC, but still I think the SEC is really tough. My coach says they have one of the best campuses he’s ever seen.
“I like North Carolina’s coaches. I think if they have one more good class, they could be a serious contender. They got some guys from around here last year.
“I don’t know too much about Minnesota. I didn’t think much about them this summer, but I liked what their coach had to say when he called earlier this fall. I’d like to go check it out.”
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