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October 9, 2012

Pomona linebacker makes instant commitment to SDSU

During a Saturday night filled with sparks flying, music blaring and 50,000 people cheering after San Diego State's 52-14 win over Hawaii at Qualcomm stadium, a calm, silent and almost monotone recruit in the stands wasn't really into all the hubbub at all.

"I left after the first quarter, actually," Pomona (Calif.) outside linebacker Azeem Victor said.

He was there to meet the coaches before the game and that was about all he had in mind. Victor chatted with recruiting coordinator Tony White and a few assistants, watched the Aztecs take a big lead and headed for the exits with his family.

"I went out there so they could mainly get a feel for me and take a look at my size," Victor said. "I'm kind of under the radar, I didn't go to any camps or anything like that or got on websites because that's not really my thing."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect certainly passed the eye test, and it didn't take long for SDSU to get back to him.

"They called during practice today so I had to call them back around eight," Victor said. "They called to offer, so I committed and that was about it.

"They were excited, the coaches were saying how excited they were for me to become an Aztec."

Victor had picked up offers from New Mexico and UTEP earlier this year, but playing for an up-and-coming program in-state was enough for him to make an instant commitment.

"It's close to home, the defense fits perfectly for me so I can just rush the quarterback and they're moving to the Big East so that's big."

Victor also looks forward to playing with his former training partner Aztecs cornerback Pierre Romain.

He becomes the 16th commitment of SDSU's 2013 recruiting class and eighth (projected) defensive prospect to make the pledge.


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