Virginia will receive an official visit from huge Westlake High School(Atlanta, GA) offensive lineman Courtney Abbott . The 6-9, 335 pound Abbott is headed to Virginia next weekend for the game versus Florida State.
Mike London, who has been the main recruiter, is one of the reasons Abbott will visit.
“I’m going to Virginia next week for an official visit,” said Abbott, who is being recruited as an offensive tackle. “Coach London was one of the first coaches to be in contact with me. I like the program they have.”
This will be Abbott’s first ever trip to Charlottesville, and his second official visit. On the weekend of September 27th, he traveled to Kentucky for the first of five officials he plans to take.
“I went to Kentucky and got to see the Florida/Kentucky game,” said Abbott. “It was a good time. It was a good game (Florida won 24-21). All Kentucky needs is a few more offensive linemen. I knew my first official visit would be the craziest, and it definitely was.”
Florida State and LSU headline the list of other schools Abbott in considering. He boasts over 30 scholarship offers.
“I like (in no order) Virginia, Kentucky, Florida State, LSU, Auburn, Clemson, Louisville, and Georgia,” said Abbott. “I know I will visit FSU and LSU. I’m trying to be open right now. I want to choose a school based on how the fan bases are. I want my parents to be able to see me and of course I want to get a good education.”
Two of Abbott’s teammates, offensive/defensive lineman Michael Brown and linebacker Alred Williams, are also two top prospects. Virginia has offered Brown while Abbott believes the Cavaliers are not recruiting Williams. Neither will make the trip to Charlottesville next week.
Abbott would like to stick with his teammates on the next level, which may not bode well for the Cavaliers chances. Brown has expressed interest in UVA though he has not decided if he will visit.
“Me, Mike, and Alfred want to go to the same school,” said Abbott.
In addition to football, Abbott is a star basketball player. He says basketball is his “first love” but will concentrate on football in college.
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