The brother of a Virginia Tech defensive lineman has named five schools which have cracked his top five. Xavier Adibi hasn't scheduled any official visits but got a chance to visit Blacksburg for the game against the Virginia Cavaliers.
"I had a good time at the game," said the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Adibi. "It was an unofficial visit but I still got a chance to talk to almost all of the coaches and a lot of the players for Tech."
So which schools have cracked Adibi's top five?
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"A lot of it is the same as it has been for a while. I like Virginia Tech, NC State, Tennessee, Georgia and Miami. I've been offered by Tech, NC State and Tennessee along with some others."
Adibi has made a position switch this season and it has been something he feels is for the best. Apparently colleges feel the same way.
"I've played fullback, linebacker and defensive end this year," said Adibi, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. "I've pretty much been moved to linebacker for the most part and that's probably my favorite position.
"Most schools have seen me play at linebacker this year and like me on the outside. At one point NC State had told me they might want me at defensive end, but now they want me at linebacker too.
"We play against South Lake next Saturday and if we win we'll be in the state finals," said the senior from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus. "We're 12-0 on the season and feel confident that we can take this thing if we do it one play at a time.
"I don't know what my stats look like but I've made a lot of plays," he laughed.
What will be some of the biggest factors that may persuade Adibi?
"Basically I'm looking for a lot of the qualities that I've found in the schools I'm considering. I really want all the coaches to be honest with me and they have so far. I get along well with all the coaches from my top five and I want to go somewhere to be a part of a really good defense.
"Obviously Miami has a great defense and Georgia and Tennessee are really, really good too. Virginia Tech and NC State have played well also. I like Tech and State because they like guys that are a little undersized like me because they want to put as much speed on the field as they can."