Victrum Looking To Get Healthy

A lot was expected from Miami Northwestern junior linebacker Jaquintin Victrum in 2011, but an ankle injury suffered in the first game has him on the shelf right now. Victrum impressed as a sophomore for the Bulls, and was hoping to get off to a fast start as a junior to help jump-start his recruitment. has the latest on this 2013 prospect.

Heading into this season Miami Northwestern linebacker Jaquintin Victrum was ready to make an impact on the field and mark himself as a top prospect for the class of 2013 in Florida.

Victrum, 6-foot, 185-pounds, suffered an ankle injury during the first game of the season and missed the Bulls second game last week against Coral Gables.

"I have a sprained ligament in my ankle and it happened last week in our first game," Victrum stated. "I'm not sure when I will be coming back and I will be seeing the doctor on Monday of next week. I'm really disappointed because I was playing really well."

As a downhill-playing, outside linebacker, Victrum is a player that uses his speed and quickness to get to the football. He knows he will need to add bulk and strength over the next two years to prepare himself for college football.

"My strength on the field is my ability to come up and hit people running the football," he explained. "I've worked hard on my coverage skills and I've gotten a lot better. I need to get bigger and stronger, so I'm in the weight room all the time looking to do that."

College recruiters took notice of his skill set last year, and Victrum is hearing from a few high-profile programs.

"Some of the schools I'm interested in would be Wisconsin, Ohio State, Florida State and Miami," he admitted. "Ohio State is the school I've liked since I was a kid. I've looked at their facilities on-line and everything looks great. I would love to visit there. Wisconsin is another top Big Ten school, and I love the Big Ten. They play power football and I love that."

"Florida State has it going right now and they're ready to win right now," he added. "Florida State has a great coaching staff and I love the school. Miami has been calling my coach about me and Louisville has called also. I like Miami, but I'm hearing they're going through some stuff right now. I have some teammates at Louisville and they love it there."

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