Coconut Creek, Fla. — Binjimen Victor is a commodity several top-tier football programs would love to have. He stands tall at 6-foot-4 and can high-point a football with relative ease.
But the 4-star receiver from Coconut Creek High School (Fla.) isn’t considering each of the 42 schools that have offered him.
In an interview with SEC Country, Victor said he’s narrowed his choices down to Louisville, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, West Virginia and Ohio State. Not coincidentally, he’s already taken official visits to the latter two programs, with his most recent trip coming to Ohio State this past Saturday with teammate Malek Young, who is an UGA commit but a couple of Victor’s top choices are also in the mix.
Victor appears to have an idea where he’ll take his remaining three trips this fall, too.
“I think I’m going to take one to Florida for sure and Tennessee for sure,” Victor said. “I’m trying to decide on my last one between Louisville and Auburn.”
Where Victor decides to take his fifth and final visit could trim his list down even more. He is set to announce his decision in January during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
“I’m looking for a program that fits me and my skill set and the receiver I am,” Victor said. “Can I see myself living there for four years? Playing early isn’t a big factor for me, but I want to play early, too.”
Victor suggested he wouldn’t mind redshirting wherever he goes, but that may not be necessary if he were to commit to one of the three SEC programs he is considering.
Florida, Tennessee and Auburn have clear, pressing needs at wide receiver and Victor could be an immediate option if he were to commit to either school. But what are the chances he finds himself in the SEC?
Victor gave SEC Country his take on each school he’s considering:
On Auburn: “They use receivers my size — big and tall. If I do go to Auburn, I feel like I can fit in.”
On Florida: “Ever since they offered me, they’ve been with me throughout my recruiting process. I love the program. It’s home. It’s in Florida. And they’re doing good this year. The receivers are making plays and that helps. They’re showing me they can win and kids are committing. They have a great recruiting class this year.”
(Wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon attended Coconut Creek’s practice on Tuesday)
On Tennessee: “Tennessee is a great program. I like (receivers coach Zach Azzanni). He’s a great coach. I’ve talked to him several times.”
Victor is rated as the No. 13 player in Florida.