Earlier this week, Washington Township (Sewell, NJ) lost to Eastern Regional (Voorhees, NJ) 14-7 in the South, Group 4 state championship game. Despite the loss, Washington Township had an excellent season, finishing 9-3 overall and defeating Shawnee in the playoffs. Shawnee was the team that defeated them in last year’s championship game.
“My brother will have to get a ring for us,” D’Imperio said with a laugh. His brother is a current sophomore. “We had a good season. We basically lost the championship game on two deep passes. They had a good quarterback though, and he played well.”
Once his season was finished, D’Imperio immediately started thinking about recruiting. On Wednesday night, Virginia Tech coach Jim Cavanaugh made an in-home visit, where he set up Hugh’s official visit to Virginia Tech.
The in-home went very well, as Coach Cavanaugh met with the D’Imperio’s for almost two hours.
“He came last night,” D’Imperio said. “He talked about the school, about where I fit into the program, and about my visit in January. I’m going to visit Virginia Tech on January 30th…that’s the date Coach Cavanaugh wanted me to come.”
D’Imperio makes his first official visit this weekend, as he heads to Michigan State with his father. He has also set up visits to Tennessee and Minnesota and believes these may be the only schools he visits.
“I’ve scheduled Tennessee for January 16th and Minnesota for January 23rd also,” D’Imperio said. “I have offers from all four schools. I’ve never been to any of them, so I’m looking forward to the visits. These may be the only schools I visit.
“Right now, Michigan State and Virginia Tech are my two number ones, with Tennessee and Minnesota following them up. Anything can happen on my official visits though. I’m definitely going to make all four visits.”
Coach Cavanaugh and Michigan State Offensive Line Coach Jeff Stoutland have developed excellent relationships with D’Imperio. Both have even given him advice on how he will know which school is for him.
“Coach Cavanaugh said I’ll know where I want to go on my way home from Virginia Tech,” D’Imperio said. “Coach Cavanaugh and Coach Stoutland both say that I’ll just get a feeling that I know what school is for me. I’ll go to the school that best fits me.”
Look for D’Imperio to decide...
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