Washington Township (NJ) linebacker Hugh D’Imperio has made one of his five slated official visits, and is looking forward to the rest in January. Beginning next weekend, D’Imperio will make official visits to UNC, Tennessee on the 16th-18th, Minnesota on the 23rd-25th, and finishes with Virginia Tech on the 30th-February 1st.
The middle linebacker recruit has already visited Michigan State, which is one of his two current favorites.
“It was my first time ever visiting Michigan State, and it was good,” D’Imperio said of his December 13th trip. “I wish there were more students on campus because I’ve heard it’s pretty exciting, but I liked it. They treated me nice and there were other big recruits around that weekend. Three kids committed during the weekend. They were trying to get me to commit but I at least want to see Virginia Tech before I decide. That is the main other visit in my mind, because they have been my one and two for so long.”
D’Imperio indicated that the Spartans are his current leader, but acknowledged things could change depending on his official visits.
“I guess Michigan State is on top right now, but they are the only school I’ve seen,” D’Imperio said. “That could change but I’m not sure. It depends how the other visits go. I can’t wait for my Virginia Tech visit. Coach Cavanaugh keeps talking it up. He says it’s going to be the best time I’ve ever had.”
Both Virginia Tech and Michigan State are recruiting D’Imperio primarily as a middle linebacker, however it appears he would serve a slightly different role for the Spartans defense.
“Coach Cavanaugh told me they want me to be the middle linebacker because I have such a big frame and long arms and I could disrupt passes across the middle,” D’Imperio said. “Michigan State wants me to play in the middle if the offense is in a one-back set. If they are in a two-back set, I would move on the edge.”
D’Imperio indicated he would have a decision shortly after his Virginia Tech visit, which falls only a few days before National Signing Day. In addition to recruiting visits, he will be busy doing speed training and weight lifting to prepare for next year.
As a senior, the 6-5, 230 pound linebacker/tight end led Washington Township to the South, Group 4 State Championship game.
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