Victor Abiamiri had an impressive showing against some of the nation's best talent Sunday in the U.S. Army All-American game. Back from the trip, he's narrowed his list to three.
"Maryland, Notre Dame and Miami are my final three," said Abiamiri, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman. "I'm not going to take any more visits, and I've been to each of those schools."
Abiamiri left no doubt that he was an incredible prospect this past Sunday in the U.S. Army All-American bowl, when he appeared to be the best defensive lineman playing. He disrupted several plays, ending a few of them behind the line of scrimmage.
"It was a fun game," he said. "It was a good experience just to play against all that talent. Next year I'll go up against even more, but it was good to see that I can do it, especially in terms of confidence."
So what is it that set Maryland, Notre Dame and Miami above the rest?
"I can really trust the coaching staffs at those schools and I'm really tight with them. And they're all good academic institutions that would give me a chance to enhance myself off the field.
"They're different in several ways. Obviously location is a big difference, since they're all in different regions of the country. That's kind of helped Maryland, but it's not going to eliminate ND or Miami at all. And the campuses are all different, but I like them."
Abiamiri had a visit scheduled to North Carolina for Jan. 10, but will skip that trip.