Top GA LB getting offers
Jon Abbate (LB)
Jon Abbate (LB)

Posted Oct 29, 2002

Jon Abbate is one of the top players in the state of Georgia and is starting to get scholarship offers. His on the field success only tells part of the story.

Jon Abbate may be the top linebacker in the state of Georgia this year. He has 114 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks on his 8-0 Harrison team. What's even more amazing about those numbers is that as good as Harrison is, Abbate rarely sees a full 3 quarters of action in games. The vast majority of his numbers are accumulated in the 1st half of ball games that Harrison has won by an average of 33-4. Harrison has pitched 6 shutouts on the season thus far.

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

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