Thomasville, N.C. linebacker E.J. Abrams-Ward has already begun to rack up offers. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder holds three scholarships at this time and plenty of interest is coming in for the Carolina star.
"Right now he's got football and basketball offers from East Carolina as well as football offers from North Carolina and North Carolina State," Thomasville head coach Benji Brown said. "He will be offered by more schools. I don't think Tennessee has offered yet, but they are close and Clemson is showing interest too. I don't believe there are any favorites at this time. I haven't seen that out of him."
Obviously Abrams-Ward has the size to play Division I football, but what else sticks out about the all-county and all-conference prospect.
"He's played most of his career at linebacker, but last year we moved him to quarterback and he's getting interest there too," he said. "At linebacker, he's got great ability, good quickness and terrific instincts. He's got great timing for blitzes which makes him a very good pass rusher, but he's also a great cover guy. He's probably one of the better ones we've had and has a lot of ability.
"He is getting looks at quarterback, but he only played six games back there. He's got an exceptional arm because he's also a baseball player that may get drafted out of high school and he's a running threat."
Brown went on to discuss his star prospect as a person too.
"E.J. is a good kid that is fun loving and has a great personality," he said. "He is involved in a lot of different things at school and is a good student. He'll be able to qualify wherever he wants to go."
Abrams-Ward plans to participate in the Shrine Bowl combine later this spring.