After naming some top schools and then backing off that announcement, Jesse Aniebonam is taking a more conservative approach this time around.
"I'm moving really slow on that because I'm likely going to start doing some visits this week because I'm on spring break now," said the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Aniebonam. "This week and next week is when I'm going to thinking about narrowing my list."
The Rivals250 defensive end from Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel has more than 15 offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and others.
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"I'm actually planning to visit Maryland and Virginia Tech next week and North Carolina next weekend," he said. "I might also visit West Virginia and I definitely want to make it down to South Carolina and Georgia Tech but we'll see how that goes.
"I think I'm going to Virginia Tech with (former teammate) Kendall Fuller," Aniebonam said. "I know a little more about them then some of the other schools but I really want to get to watch one of their spring practices just to see how they work on a daily basis. I've never been there before so I want to see their facilities.
"I want to know a little bit more about the North Carolina program," he said. "From what I know they have a decent defense and I just want to get to know them more. I know my coach thinks UNC would be a good place for me."
Even though Aniebonam doesn't have dates for his visits to South Carolina or Georgia Tech, he knows what he is looking for.
"The recent history of South Carolina is what is drawing me to them," said Aniebonam. "I watch all their games. They're always putting good defensive ends in the draft and I think it would be a good look for me down there. I think I could learn a lot down there, especially because of my position. I've been talking to their coaches on and off lately.
"I've had very good contact with the Georgia Tech coaches as well," he said. "I actually already visited there before so I just want to make a visit to check it out once more and talk to the coaches. I'd like to see the facilities and maybe take a look at the playbook and talk it over with the coaches."
Last season, Aniebonam helped Our Lady of Good Counsel to an 11-1 record and a conference championship.