DiLuigis Complete Whirlwind Tour

John and J.J. DiLuigi just got home from one heck of a road trip. Father and son hit nine college campuses in 12 days. Their stops included Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State, Wyoming, Colorado State, Colorado, Utah, and BYU. TotalBlueSports.com caught up with the pair just after they returned home to Canyon Country, California.

"It was a lot of fun traveling around seeing the country with my dad," said J.J. Diluigi. "I really enjoyed visiting the schools and the coaches."

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back and his father took advantage of a little bonding time during the long hours on the road.

"My son is going to go away for 4 to 5 years and it was a chance for me to spend some good time with my son as he gets set to make a very important decision," said John DiLuigi. "I really enjoyed the time together."

The DiLuigis left on their mad dash around the western U.S. with one offer in hand from BYU. When they arrived back home they had added another offer from Wyoming.

"Wyoming offered me while I was on the trip there," said DiLuigi. "I really enjoyed visiting Wyoming."

DiLuigi mentioned that he took to Wyoming head coach Joe Glenn's positive attitude along with the rural, small-town feel in Laramie.

"Wyoming was a great little campus," said DiLuigi. "I just had a real good feeling with the coaching staff and with the players there."

DiLuigi is a scat-back-type running back who catches the ball extremely well out of the backfield. That explains why schools such as BYU, Wyoming, Oregon and Colorado, with new head coach Dan Hawkins, are likely interested in the record holding athlete.

"I feel that I'm a good fit for teams that use a spread offense with one running back," said DiLuigi.

It was DiLuigi's second trip to Provo having visited the Cougar campus in later April on junior day. DiLuigi came home with even greater interest in BYU.

BYU, Wyoming and Washington State are the Canyon High School product's top three. While he visited each school last week, it was his second trip to BYU. The Cougars shot to the top of DiLuigi's list after his first visit to Provo.

"I love BYU," said DiLuigi. "I love the coaching staff there and all the players I hung out with. What I liked this time is that I got to see the classes and the facilities a bit more, which I really liked. BYU has good academics and that's important to me."

Washington State did not offer DiLuigi, but the other Cougars made enough of an impression with him to land in his top three.

"I liked how everything was so close together at Washington State," said DiLuigi, "The football field is just right by the training facilities and that had a nice feel to it. I really liked the coaching staff there and they seemed real interested in me as well."

DiLuigi will wait a little while for more offers to come in, but he would like to commit before his senior season begins.

"I really like the schools that have offered me," he said. "I could see myself playing for either one of them. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

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