"I want to go to a school that has great academics and a great football program," he said. "I want to go to a place where I have a professional relationship with the coach and somewhere I can call home."
Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin came to Boys' Latin last week to see Dimukeje.
"I was so excited he came to see me," Dimukeje said.
Schell added, "Maryland just loves him."
Dimukeje, who has been clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, is certainly not relying on talent alone.
Schell raves about the team co-captain's work ethic that is a model for the Lakers' younger players to follow.
"You have to kick him out of the weight room," said Schell, who is in his 16th season. "We lift after practice, but he stays in there longer than anyone else. He is chiseled like Adonis. He is only 16 and he bench presses 225 pounds 25 times. We have never had anybody do that."
Dimukeje says he makes weight training as important as anything he does in a day.
"I absolutely love lifting weights," he said.
Getting stronger helped Dimukeje make significant strides as a junior. Dimukeje, who also played offensive tackle, led Boys' Latin in sacks (7) and tackles for loss (8 ½) and finished third in tackles (62).
That type of season earned him all-conference honors playing in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference.
"He's got such a motor and is very athletic," Archbishop Curley football coach Sean Murphy said. "He is the best defensive player in the MIAA. We are a running team and we have found out what kind of player he is. He is physical and can run people down."
"He can also drop back in coverage," he added. "Whatever college gets him is getting the whole package."
The 6-foot-1 ½, 245-pound Dimukeje has five sacks this fall for 3-1 Boys' Latin.