September 8, 2009
CSU impresses Abreu in Rocky Mountain Showdown
One of the best players in the state of Arizona is making a lot of noise early in his senior season. Tempe (AZ) Marcos De Niza ATH Ramon Abreu currently has eight offers on the table with two more schools showing serious interest. And why not, only two games into the season he has already amassed statistics that some high school athletes would be content with for an entire season.
Abreu, who stands at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds has already rushed for 200 yards on 14 carries for four touchdowns from his H-back position on the offensive side of things. From his OLB spot he has 22 tackles and two sacks and on special teams he has one kickoff returned for a TD.
But Abreu is just getting things started.
"Our team is playing well, but I know that I can play better and that the team can play better," Abreu said. "I just can't wait until Friday and the weeks to come so we can really show what we're made of."
Marcos De Niza is currently 2-0, winning both contests by a score of 42-7.
On Sunday, Abreu had the opportunity to watch the Rocky Mountain Showdown, the annual football game between Colorado State and Colorado. He seemed impressed with the Rams on both sides of the ball.
"Colorado State is playing really well. I really liked their defense, they stepped up big. I also liked the Rams on offense as they put up really easy."
While he plays outside linebacker in high school, most schools, including CSU, are looking at him to play cornerback at the next level. It's a position that he's not as familiar with, but would still love to play in college.
"Ya know, I'm not real comfortable with it yet, but I'm getting there," said the 10th ranked player in the state of Arizona. "I worked at it when I was at the Arizona State camp and got a better feel for it. The position I really want to play is safety, but overall, I just want to play football."
Abreu, who runs a 4.57 fort, has offers from Arizona State, Air Force, Colorado State, Northern Arizona, San Diego State, Utah State, UTEP and the University of Colorado, the school who he credits for propelling his college recruitment since they were the first to extend a scholarship his way.
Fresno State and Army have also been talking to him recently.
The Arizona athlete says he doesn't have any favorites yet, but he does have a familiarity with Arizona State. And as far as what he's looking for in a school?
"In a school, I'm looking for the big picture, football isn't everything. I mean, right now it's my life, I love it to death, but I'm a student athlete. If I'm not successful in football, school can set me up after football. My dream is the NFL, but realistically that doesn't always happen. I want my school to prepare for anything after football."
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