Three Pac10 teams are right in the thick of it for the services of one of the nation’s best defensive end prospects in four-star standout Victor Abiamiri (6-5, 245, 4.6) from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman. Abiamiri is currently rated by Rivals as the nation’s number 14 defensive end and is ranked third in the state of Maryland at any position.
Abiamiri and his Gilman teammates have been busy being giant killers. So far this season Gilman has beat Old Line State powerhouse Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha and snapped DeMatha’s 22 game winning streak.
Abiamiri and his mates didn’t sit on their laurels. Gilman cut down another Giant when they put an end to Ijamsville (Md.) Urbana’s 50 game winning streak.
Gilman currently stands at 3-0 and Abiamiri is one of the main reasons for their fast start. He has fought through double and triple teams to rack up six sacks so far this season.
Abiamiri is picking up right where he left off as a junior when he totaled 14 sacks in 10 games. His stellar junior season performance saw him selected all-state, all-metro, all-city and all-league.
Abiamiri is very popular by the nation’s top teams and is one of the most wanted prospects in Maryland.
“I have somewhere between 25 to 30 offers,” Abiamiri said.
Abiamiri is looking at schools from coast-to-coast and he has narrowed down his list of schools to eight. UCLA, Stanford and USC represent the Pac10. Maryland and North Carolina are in the hunt from the ACC. Ohio State, Miami and Notre Dam are the other finalists for the services of this fine talent from Maryland.
“I will decide what schools I’ll visit after the season,” Abiamiri said. “This decision will be made at the end of November.”
Distance will not factor in Abiamiri’s decision.
“I’m looking for a good balance between academics and athletics,” Abiamiri said. “I want to like the coaching staff, too.”
Abiamiri’s teammate and friend Ambrose Wooden (6-1, 190, 4.4) is one of the fastest rising prospects on the East Coast. Wooden, like Abiamiri, is a four star prospect who plays safety and quarterback. The word is Wooden projects as a defensive back on the next level.
Is there a chance that Abiamiri and Wooden will end up at the same school?
“I have to make the best decision for me and Ambrose has to make the best decision for him,” Abiamiri said. “If we decide on the same school, it will be better yet.”
“We will probably take a couple of visits together.”