Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei cornerback Andrew Abbott (5-10, 170) did everything he needed to on the field this fall. But for whatever reason, things haven’t gone as well in recruiting.
“Things are going kind of slow right now,” said Abbott. “I’m trying to get something going with SMU. Portland State and Montana State have offered me and San Diego State has showed some recent interest.”
One school that Abbott had some early interest in and from was Boise State.
“I talked with them and they wanted to get me up for a trip,” said Abbott. “But then it looked like they had all their commitments from DBs.”
But that has changed in the last week, with two Boise State commits from the secondary decommitting and going elsewhere.
“They were high on me so I’m hoping to get back in touch with them and see if there is any possibilities,” said Abbott.
Abbott said that Hawaii had been on him, but that changed when June Jones left, and now SMU is in the mix.
“SMU has talked about possibly offering me,” said Abbott. “I talked to my coach and June Jones and his staff were recruiting me at Hawaii. They sent my stuff up last week. Coach (Bruce) Rollinson said they sound pretty interested.”
Jones is no stranger to Mater Dei, his quarterback at Hawaii, Colt Brennan having played for Rollinson in high school.
Where Abbott will play is up in the air.
“It goes both ways, some schools want receiver, but I believe most want me as cornerback,” said Abbott.
Last weekend, Abbott had a strong showing in the SoCal Bowl.
“I just had the all-star game and that’s what frustrates me, I felt like I was one of the top players, but there hasn’t been any thing to show for it. I may be going to Portland State this weekend,” said Abbott.
Abbott said that grades are not an issue.
“Academically, I’m fully eligible and have all my core classes."