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OF NOTE: Signed with Virginia Tech in 2014, but spent a semester at Fork Union … Enrolled at Tech in January … Rated the No. 2 Top Prep School Recruit in the country by the 247Sports Composite Rankings, along with the No. 1 defensive tackle and the top prep player in Virginia … Ranked as the No. 29 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 12/16/2014 … A top-flight shot put competitor at Columbia High … Played football for Columbia, starring on both sides of the ball … Earned all-area honors from Worrall Media at Columbia … Ran a 4.88 40-yard dash at the Nike Combine in high school … Played in the Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game … Named first-team all-state for Group 4 in the shot put … A state champion for the Group 4 level in the shot put.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 2, 1996, in Orange, NJ … Son of Hesdy and Astra Nijman … Has an older sister and a younger sister … His parents are originally from Suriname, a country in South America … Major is undecided. 

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I guess I thought it would be a good experience. I thought I could come in here and fit in and help the team out.”

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