Abbate is starting to gain some recognition from around the country and offers are starting to come in, including one from the #18 ranked team in the country Bowling Green. "Bowling Green and UAB are my 2 D1 offers so far, and Wofford and Georgia Southern have offered me now too. Some of the other schools that I'm looking at are North Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Florida, and Clemson. North Carolina would probably be my favorite out of that group."
As good as Abbate is on the field, he's even stronger off the field, and I'm not talking about his 400 pound bench press. He's a 3.2 student with a qualifying SAT score already. But Curtis Bunn of the AJC showed us what really matters most in a feature story he did on Abbate and his family. It is linked below and well worth the read.
Curtis Bunn, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emotional moments show Abbate's true strength