"I am a linebacker with good speed and I just love to hit people," said Abbate. "I have good instincts and just a feel for the game."
Abbate, 5-11 and 230 pounds, runs in the mid-4.5 range and bench presses an incredible 405 pounds. Have the college coaches taken notice?
"Recruiting has been slow but it's starting to unfold. Miami of Ohio, Ohio, Bowling Green, Wofford and Georgia Southern have offered me a scholarship. I have talked with North Carolina and Wake Forest. Georgia has asked me if I would be interested in walking on."
Harrison is loaded with other college football prospects. Teammates Jason Evans (Penn State), Paul Oliver (Georgia), Scott Lenahan (North Carolina) and Tim Cesa (Maryland) have all committed. Abbate would prefer to play for a college football power. If not, he understands that it's not where you go but what you do when you get there.
Someone is going to get themselves one of heck of a linebacker in Jon Abbate.