Abdallah Talks Recruiting

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A relatively new prospect to Virginia Tech’s recruiting scene is Luqman Abdallah, a 6-4, 303-pound defensive tackle prospect from The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. Tech, led by primary recruiter Kevin Rogers, has done a good job in his recruitment and are included among the final 5 schools.

“I’ve narrowed it down to 5 schools,” Abdallah said. “It’s Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami, Rutgers and Michigan State. I’ve taken official visits to Rutgers and Michigan State. Miami is either this weekend or, if not this weekend, January 14th. I have Wake Forest on January 7th and Virginia Tech on January 21st.

“All of these schools are even right now. I want to take my visits before I decide.”

Abdallah, who claims official offers from all 5 finalists, discussed his first two official visits.

“Rutgers was pretty good,” Abdallah said. “They and Michigan State were really similar. I had a great time at both places. I felt real good with the players and coaches at both places.”

What does Abdallah like about Virginia Tech?

“They have great academics,” Abdallah said. “They have a real good Business program, and I want to major in Business Administration. I lived in Virginia for 4 years (middle school through middle of freshman year in HS), so I know it’s a pretty good place. I’ve been to the campus a few times. I just want to take the official visit and see how everything looks again.”

Academics will be a big part of Abdallah’s final decision.

“I want to go somewhere I mix well into the school,” Abdallah said. “I’m looking for great academics, graduation rates for players and student-athlete assistance. I want the coaches to be great guys.”

Abdallah, who was a senior at Trenton High School in 2003 and graduated, enrolled at The Hun School in the post-graduate program. He racked up 73 tackles with 17 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks this season, helping The Hun capture a conference championship this season. Winning the championship is something he is very proud of.

“That’s the only stat I care about,” Abdallah said.