Tough Times
Andrew Abbott
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Feb 3, 2008


"During the year I was hearing from a lot of schools and they were all saying they liked me and wanted me, so I don't understand why I don't have any bigger offers," said Andrew Abbott, whose lone offer is from Portland State. "Most of the schools that were recruiting me have pulled out. I haven't really been hearing from anybody this month. It's been real quiet. I'm waiting on some schools..."

Andrew Abbott, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound three-star cornerback from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., is "surprised" and "frustrated" by the lack of interest he's received toward the end of the recruiting process.

"During the year I was hearing from a lot of schools and they were all saying they liked me and wanted me, so I don't understand why I don't have any bigger offers," said Abbott, whose lone offer is from Portland State.

"Most of the schools that were recruiting me have pulled out," he said. "I haven't really been hearing from anybody this month. It's been real quiet."

Abbott, ranked as the No. 43 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, says he plans to be patient and wait. "I'm waiting on some schools now," he said. "I want to see what happens on signing day and see if guys decommit and stuff because then something might open up."

The schools that Abbott says he's most interested in at this point are Portland State, Washington, Washington State, San Diego State and SMU. "I was supposed to visit Portland State last weekend, but I had an All-Star game I was playing in," he said.

Growing up just 30 minutes south of Los Angeles, Abbott admits that he dreamed of playing for USC. "That's not gonna happen," he admitted. "But hopefully I'll get a Pac-10 offer and will be able to play against them.

"I know what I can do," he said. "I know what I'm capable of and it's just real frustrating. I don't know what it is. I know a lot of people use size as an excuse, but I looked at all their rosters and they all have guys shorter than me on there."

Abbott finished his senior season with around 30 receptions for 700 yards. He also had three interceptions on defense. "I'm strong and run good routes," he said. "I know the game and just play smart. I also have good technique and recovery speed, but want to get my 40 time down."

He reports a 3.0 core GPA. "I've taken the ACT a few times too, but my counselor has those scores," he said. "I'm not too sure what I got."



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