“Just being able to go out there all four years and do what I love for my teammates and start every game, that’s the special feeling and I’m just trying to go out the right way.”. Dimukeje plans on making at least one more official visit but says he hopes to commit sometime in January. Oftentimes, programs see the makeup of their coaching staffs change on a yearly basis. Historical Rankings for Victor Dimukeje-3-4OLB-Duke as a 3-4OLB. According to 247Sports, Dimukeje will make his official visit to Duke on Jan. 20. Paper, rock, scissors, draw…paper, rock, scissors, draw…Victor go for rock next time. Right out of the gate, Dimukeje made things happen in the trenches, taking home first-team freshman All-American honors from ESPN after posting 40 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks during the 2017 campaign. “I got to spend time with the players and the coaches and get a better feel of the school… It was a great weekend.”.

“[Albert] always talks about helping me grow as a man and helping the defensive linemen grow as men,” Dimukeje said.

“She just loved the atmosphere and she got a good vibe about the environment and the people around. Division I in the ACC—I mean, nothing beats that," Dimukeje said.

Dimukeje says he’s in no rush to make his decision. Share and discuss “Duke football's next sack king? “She loved it,” Dimukeje said. In an environment where pressure sales is often the norm, it’s really good to see that our coaches still remain genuinely interested in our recruit’s best interest. Because when all's said and done, we could be watching the most productive pass rusher in program history. View Ranking History 9/26/20: Dimukeje had an excellent game against Boston College in Week 2 of 2020. Coach Fuente sets a high standard for “looking the part.” Scott, not so much. So while he may be best known on campus for his agile pass rushing moves, Dimukeje clearly fits the mold of academic and athletic excellence that Cutcliffe has instilled since arriving at Duke in December 2007. “He’s been recruiting me since March.”.

If he does break the record, Dimukeje will be ahead of many notable names in Duke football lore, from Bowser to Chris Combs to Super Bowl champion Kenny Anunike. Surprisingly, Dimukeje only began playing football in eighth grade, making the All-ACC performer’s rise all the more impressive.

Most recruits have told me their recruiters reach out to them just about every day, at least every other day. While he acknowledges the significance of what it would mean to have climbed the mountaintop, Dimukeje is primarily concerned with helping Duke turn its season around. For more details about the site, including a list of TechSideline.com staff, see our About page. Here’s Dimukeje’s most recent highlight reel from his senior season, followed by his 247Sports profile. For all of the impressive numbers that appear next to Dimukeje’s name in the stat sheet, the fact that he has started every contest since arriving on campus could be the most remarkable. Is that not Scott in the top picture? This past weekend was Dimukeje’s second visit to Virginia Tech, but it was his mother’s first. Glad to see that Wiles is encouraging him to be 100% sure and to make all of his visits. “I pride myself on that, because I go out there with the feeling of giving it my all, practicing with my teammates and playing with my teammates,” Dimukeje said. Projected Round (2021): 4-6. Getting to know defensive end Victor Dimukeje” on social media. Albert, who is currently Duke’s co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, has recruited and developed a revolving door of standouts in the trenches since joining the Duke staff in February 2016, though Dimukeje is on track to graduate as perhaps the most impactful of them all. Dimukeje has started every contest during his career, a testament to his durability. Cancel at any time. Projected 40 Time: 4.83.

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The independent news organization of Duke University. Weight: 265. “Being part of history at Duke would be something special to me. “The school where I have the best relationship with the coaches and where I feel is a perfect fit with academics,” Dimukeje said.

Once the season began, however, the senior star quickly tightened the gap, with his 3.5-sack performance in Week 2 against Boston College turning heads nationwide. Virginia Tech hosted nearly a dozen recruits on official visits this past weekend, Dec. 9-11, including defensive line target Victor Dimukeje. At his current pace, Dimukeje has a legitimate chance to break the school record over the Blue Devils' next few games. Dimukeje is a 3-star prospect from Baltimore, MD. Victor Dimukeje, 3-4OLB, Duke Height: 6-2. “I really wouldn’t call them expectations," Dimukeje said. Contacted multiple times from multiple coaches from probably at least the schools a guy is taking an official too. With a historical achievement potentially in his future, one would think that Dimukeje is locked in on that specific accomplishment, but that is just not part of his humble nature. He is a 6020 pass rusher that weighs 265 pounds. “I enjoyed it,” Dimukeje said. "I just go out there and do what I have to do.". And Dimukeje's dedication doesn’t just apply to the football field, as he plans to trade in his football jersey for a white coat and go to Physician Assistant (PA) school in the future. “I wanted to do something related to the medical field, and [my major] talks about evolution of humans and stuff, so I’m kind of interested in that,” Dimukeje said. “He told me not to rush or anything and to make sure I’m one-hundred percent sure what program I choose is the right fit for me.”.

This site utilizes responsive web design, which renders the site properly on all platforms (PC, tablet, mobile). This certainly applies to Dimukeje, who has benefitted from having Ben Albert as his position coach throughout his entire Blue Devil career. At the start of the 2020 season, Dimukeje stood eight sacks behind Bowser’s all-time mark. Recruiting really is a 24/7/365 industry. He’s helped me grow my game all four years—I’ve gotten better each and every year if you watch.”. In 40 career games (40 starts), Dimukeje owns 17.5 sacks, placing him third all-time at Duke, and is just 4.5 sacks shy of tying the school record (22.0). So while Dimukeje’s lunch pail mindset fails to exude any semblance of overconfidence, folks should be taking note of his production. The Duke career sack mark has been in place since 1981, when Charles Bowser set the Blue Devil standard and finished his career with 22 quarterback takedowns. facebook VT jacket with a beanie. It’s just a calm, peaceful, nice-looking campus.”. He has a great first step and is very bright. Hometown Baltimore, Md. I’m just trying to finish strong.”. Victor Dimukeje, 3-4OLB, Duke Height: 6-2. By being there for his teammates at every juncture, Dimukeje has consistently set the tone for Duke’s defensive unit. Arriving in Durham, NC for his 2017 freshman campaign, Dimukeje appeared in 13 games where he notched 40 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, and two sacks. The opinions of the author(s) on this site are independent and no way reflect the opinions of the Virginia Tech administrators, coaches, staff, or athletes. Over Victor Dimukeje’s career, he has line up 2,043 times, and has 122 tackles and 24.5 tackles for loss with 14 sacks.  twitter.

© TechSideline.Com Signup for our editorially curated, weekly newsletter. Great home visit with @coachgscott pic.twitter.com/yqknJ069Sw, — Victor Dimukeje (@Big_vic72) December 2, 2016, “We have a really close relationship,” Dimukeje said. Dimukeje has started every contest during his career, a testament to his durability. Ultimately, Dimukeje chose to move to the Bull City. Maybe I’m just getting old… but I think I’d get exhausted from people checking in on me all week. Overall, I think Dimukeje is a draft pick and will play in the NFL for many years. I don’t mean it in a bad way, but these kids are considered heroes in their schools, and they tend to have egos based on that. That record is in jeopardy, however, thanks to current senior defensive end Victor Dimukeje. In hindsight, the decision made perfect sense, as Duke gave him the chance to compete in the Power Five while helping him achieve his goals in the classroom. “With all my offers, I knew that this offered me the best academics while playing at a high level. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use. When it came time to make his college decision, Dimukeje had a wide variety of choices.

6-2, 254 | 40: 5.13 | Class of 2017. Since that debut season, Dimukeje has dealt with expectations to perform week in and week out. “I want to go to PA school, so that’s one of the reasons I chose that major and it’s going great so far. Seems crazy to me that this would be the norm or the situation now. "The relationship with the coaches that I made during the recruiting process helped make the decision easy.”. At 6-foot-2, 255-pounds, Dimukeje’s size makes him a versatile recruit and despite his big frame, he says Virginia Tech is recruiting him at defensive end. “I think it’s bigger than football with him. Dimukeje said Scott reaches out to him several times a week to see how he’s doing. Latest on Duke Blue Devils defensive end Victor Dimukeje including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Victor Dimukeje (center) and his mother (left) visited Virginia Tech the weekend of Dec. 9-11 (photo via Twitter) Virginia Tech hosted nearly a dozen recruits on official visits this past weekend, Dec. 9-11, including defensive line target Victor Dimukeje. Go for rock next time Victor.

I see jeans, and a black winter coat, and no cap. As the saying goes, records are meant to be broken. He says he’s looking for a program that will put him in the best position to succeed on and off the field. “Reaches out to me 2 or 3 times a week” – Wow – is this the expectation now for recruiting? He’s still considering Duke, Maryland and Rutgers, as well as Virginia Tech.

Is it just old fashioned me … or does Coach Scott look way under-dressed as a Hokie coach in the first pic? Dimukeje also has some keen interests in the classroom, majoring in evolutionary anthropology. In those 40 starts, the Baltimore native has racked up 141 tackles, including 31 tackles for loss. "So, I’ve just tried to get better each and every year, play consistent, do my job and play for my teammates.”. Dimukeje is a short edge defender, but he showed good pass-rush ability as a junior and really got after the quarterback. “If I eventually get it, I’ll be happy, but I just want to win some games and just keep working as a team.”. It also gives him something in common with Rumph, as both pass rushers got into the sport at a later age. Reminds me of walking around shopping for a car or strolling around a furniture store with people nagging you all the time. Virginia Tech hosted nearly a dozen recruits on official visits this past weekend, Dec. 9-11, including defensive line target. Dimukeje attributes a significant amount of his growth to his time at Boys’ Latin School, where he was able to face off against some of the top players in the country in the DMV area, a recruiting hotbed for college football.

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