DE Loves Visit to UM

This standout defensive end made his official visit to Miami this past weekend. Read on for all the details of that visit, how it compared to his first one, and where the Hurricanes rank on his current list of favorites.

At 6-foot-4 and 241 pounds, Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School standout defensive end Victor Abiamiri made his second official visit of the year last weekend.

"I went down to Miami for the weekend," he said. "It went really good. The campus was real nice and I like the academic part of things at Miami. That was probably the best part."

Abiamiri said he had a chance to meet UM head coach Larry Coker for the first time.

"Coach Coker's a real good guy," he said. "It was the first time we met and he was real cool. He basically said I'm one of the main guys they're looking at for my position."

Abiamiri said he likes what he sees when looking over the depth chart at Miami.

"I know they're trying to get some guys this year," he said. "They offered me. All I know is they are losing a bunch of seniors off the defensive line after this season and I think I can go in and play. The opportunity is there for me, like the coaches said, and I just have to go in there and try my best."

The standout defensive end, who was hosted by Baraka Atkins, had visited Notre Dame earlier in the month.

"I really liked both of them," he said. "There's a lot to like about both schools. Both are big time football programs too. The biggest difference is the weather. The weather at Miami was a lot better than at Notre Dame."

Abiamiri, who has an 1140 SAT score, is currently playing basketball. He'll take his third official visit this weekend.

"I'm going to Maryland this week," he said. "I'll also probably take visits in January to North Carolina and Stanford. I have those scheduled."

Abiamiri, who will compete in the long and triple jumps in track season as well as the shot put and discus, had received an in-home visit from UM earlier. He said he has a tough decision ahead of him.

"I'll take some more visits and see where it ends up," he said. "I like different things about differenct places but pretty much, they're all even. I'll probably take my visits and then make a decision."

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