Dejmi Dumervil (Photo by Corey Bender)

3-star St. Thomas Aquinas DL/OL Dejmi Dumervil closing in on decision

Florida two-way lineman Dejmi Dumervil discusses recruitment, Illini interest

At 6-foot-5, 365 pounds, Dejmi Dumervil is one of the bigger two-way line prospects in the country. This spring, the Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas rising senior is working even harder to become one of the best on the field.

"Spring (practice) is going great," Dumervil told Illini Inquirer. "I'm working on improving my techniques and moves. I don't know exactly what camps I'm going to, but I should be going to a lot this summer."

Dumervil helped St. Thomas Aquinas win the Florida Class 7A state championship last year, along with incoming Illini running back Mike Epstein

Dumervil mostly plays nose tackle for St. Thomas Aquinas, but some -- including Illinois -- are recruiting him as an offensive lineman. He currently holds 10 power-five offers. Several others have stopped by this spring as well.

"Recruiting so far has been going great," Dumervil said. "There's been a couple of schools that stopped by, Florida, Oklahoma and couple more. At the moment, I'm kinda really waiting after spring ball to commit to a special school that fits for me academically and with sports."

Dumervil said he's considered a decision date of June 9.

Louisville has been considered the frontrunner for Dumervil, who is the nephew of former Louisville great Elvis Dumervil. Michigan State and South Carolina also have made an impression. Illinois still is pushing hard though.

"Illinois is a great school that shows a lot of support," Dumervil said. "I talk to Coach (Luke) Butkus, They tell great things about the program and school. I think coach Lovie (Smith) is a great head coach and a person who knows what he's doing."

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