As the 2013 recruiting cycle nears its close, colleges are starting to turn their attention to the 2014 class. One of the current juniors that is catching the eyes of major college programs is Jesse Aniebonam. The defensive end from Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel recently picked up his fourth offer from Duke.
"A lot of coaches have been coming in lately and last week," said the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Aniebonam. "I don't know as much as I should about Duke but I'm looking into it and I'm working on scheduling a visit to go over there. The coach was here yesterday talking to my coach he said he showed the Duke coach my highlight tape and they really liked me and I talked to him then the coach told my coach that they offered me."
What other coaches have visited Good Counsel to talk to Aniebonam?
"I was talking a lot with one of Florida's defensive coaches at lunch," he said. "The coaching staff at Florida saw my highlight tape and they really liked it also. They want me to visit before we start talking about recruiting and offers. I need to learn more about their program. I seems like they're pretty interested.
"Ohio State has come to the school and is coming through again and Penn State came also," Aniebonam said. "Clemson come through, so has Virginia and Maryland.
"I've been talking to a lot of Michigan's recruiting coaches," he explained. "None of them have come down to the school yet. They said they want me to come visit and send them my highlight tape."
Aniebonam offered his opinion about the Terp's move to the Big Ten.
"It's a really good thing for them to do," said Aniebonam. "As far as my standpoint with them, I just need to take more visits to learn more about each program."
Auburn was one of the first schools to offer Aniebonam and he gave his thoughts about the changes on the coaching staff.
"I haven't talked to anyone at Auburn since during the season when they got my highlight tape," he said. "I was talking to the coaches and emailing back and forth. It's pretty crazy how everything has happened down there but I don't know how much it's going to effect my decision because I haven't even taken a visit down there."
When does Aniebonam plan on taking some visits?
"I haven't scheduled any of them," he said. "For the most part, I'm going to visit Duke, Auburn, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida and Georgia Tech.
During his junior campaign, Aniebonam racked up 32 tackles, three sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, four pass-breakups and two forced fumbles.