Aniebonam is hitting the road

Scout 300 DE Jesse Aniebonam is readying to visit approximately a half-dozen schools this summer, and he spoke with FOXSportsNEXT about where he'll be.

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) Scout 300 defensive end Jesse Aniebonam has not trimmed his offer list, but his summer visit schedule does give an indication of what he is thinking at this point.

Aneibonam, who is visiting Maryland today, said he is "80 percent" sure he is making a visit to South Carolina next weekend, and also plans to make trips to Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia (no offer), Ohio State and Michigan (no offer).

"They are schools that really caught my eye," the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Aniebonam said. "They're schools that have been showing me interest as well, and schools I want to get more information on and get to know a little better."

Aniebonam doesn't have dates for most of the visits, but he is trying to get those worked out by the end of the week.

"With Michigan and Ohio State, I'm planning on that more in late June or early July," Aniebonam said. "Hopefully, I can get it done then. Virginia and Virginia Tech, I will do those together as well. The rest will be separate trips."

When Aniebonam makes the visit to Clemson, he will do it with former Good Counsel teammate Dorian O'Daniel, who signed with the Tigers. And while O'Daniel is doing his best to recruit Aniebonam, he is not going overboard.

"He told me all he can, really," Aniebonam said. "He's not going to push me toward the school or show favoritism toward the school. But he tells me a decent amount about it. He tells me what their defense is like and what they can do, and what they're going to be like the next few years. I was planning on making a visit with him, so we'll see how all that turns out."

North Carolina assistant coach Keith Gilmore has been recruiting Aniebonam, and recently the contact heated up.

"They've been showing a lot of interest in me lately," Aniebonam said. "I want to get to know a little bit more about them. They seem to have a good program and a lot to offer, so I want to see what I can get out there. Hopefully, I'll see something I like. I've been talking to coach Gilmore and I've been getting to know more about the school."

Aniebonam already visited Virginia once, but he wants to get back for a more in-depth look at the program.

"It was unofficial and I only got to speak with the defensive (staff)," he said. "It was a nice campus, but I didn't get a chance to go in the facilities. That's something I plan on doing when I go back for a visit. I really liked the campus. It was a real beautiful place."

Aniebonam wants to make a decision prior to his senior season.

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