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East No. 7 OLB Louis Acceus looking at official visits to ACC, Big Ten

MONTVALE, N.J. -- East No. 7 outside linebacker Louis Acceus has plent of visits in mind, but does he have any officials set yet?

Louis Acceus, the No. 7 outside linebacker in the East, made a trip to Virginia Tech in late September, and he plans to visit Rutgers for Saturday's home game against Michigan.

Trips to North Carolina and Maryland are also on his mind, and NC StateIndiana and Washington State continues to recruit the 6-foot-1/2, 206-pound standout from St. Joseph Regional.

However, making official visits is not high Acceus' to-do list.

"I'm not really focused on that right now," Acceus said after a double-overtime win against rival Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic. "It's the season, so I have to do my stuff here before making (official) visits."


Acceus said one school he knows he will officially visit is North Carolina, and added "hopefully Maryland, hopefully Rutgers. I'm going to have to sit down (with family) and talk about it."

There are a number of reasons Acceus wants to visit North Carolina.

"I just like the atmosphere down there," he said. "It's a real lively atmosphere. I like the coaching staff. I like color blue, and there are a lot of other reaons."

Acceus noted academics, the location and the style of football the Tar Heels are playing are a few other reasons he is high on the school.

Acceus' first trip to a college game was to Virginia Tech for the game against East Carolina, and he left extremely impressed.

"It's amazing," Acceus said. "The team looked real good and blew them out early. I got there kind of late because of traffic, so I signed in and went straight to the sideline. It was a good experience. I had a good time.

"What stood out to me was how big the linebackers were. There was one guy, I forget what number he is, but that guy was huge. I'm not gonna lie. I was like, 'Whoa!' And he was making plays, a lot of plays."

Acceus made the trip with his brother, and they had to get back quickly after the game so there was not a lot of time to spend with the coaches afterward.

"I had to leave right after so I talked to them on twitter," Acceus said. "We basically talked about coming back down soon with my mom. (The atmosphere) was real loud. The whole thing was packed."

Acceus' main contact with the Hokies is assistant coach Brian Mitchell.

"He's real laid back and we talk a lot," Acceus said. "We talk a lot about food, actually. He wants to try Haitian food one day, so maybe I will bring it down to him one day."

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