Top programs looking at Adibi

NC State is mixing it up with some of the top football programs in the nation with their attempts to lure Virginia's Xavier Adibi to Raleigh. TSW caught up with the Phoebus standout to talk recruiting.

Xavier Adibi has paired his list down to six schools. Five of the six have seen a top ten ranking at one point or another this year. Virginia Tech, Tennessee, NC State, Georgia and Miami have all been highly ranked while his sixth school Maryland, has reeled off six straight victories and is currently in the top 25.

The parity that exists in his final six shows when he tries to name a favorite. "I really don't have a favorite. All are pretty equal right now. I will make my visits after my football season then decide. All have offered me except Maryland and Miami."

The Insiders has Xavier listed as a DE/FB, but according to the Hampton Virginia player, his position has changed. "I played defensive end in the past but I have been moved to linebacker. I like linebacker the best. When my coach switched me, Coach Diaz said I could play either at NC State."

Adibi has helped Phoebus High School to a number one ranking in the Virginia 4-A classification. They are currently the defending State Champions and look poised to repeat. Phoebus has already qualified for this year's play-offs with a perfect 9-0 start.

Winning State Championships is a team effort. Phoebus also rosters three other top prospects. Phillip Brown (CB 5'11" 185), D.J. Parker (WR 6'0" 155) and Junior Jason Bowles are also being looked at by some of the same programs that are trying to woo Adibi. "Most of the same schools are recruiting Philip, except Miami. NC State is recruiting both D.J. and Jason. We have talked about going to the same school. It could happen, but if it doesn't then it will be ok."

Xavier is still growing and since the summer Nike camp, he has added an inch and ten pounds. His speed has also improved where he has recently been clocked at 4.49 in the forty. It also is noted that his brother Nathaniel currently plays defensive end for Virginia Tech.

Adibi has scored 800 on his most recent attempt at the SAT. He looks to improve the score when he retakes it in December.

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