How does a player go from being recruited by Hofstra and Buffalo to earning offers from Notre Dame, Boston College, Missouri, Northwestern, Duke and Wake Forest in one year of prep football? Ask Junior Jabbie.
"I decided to take a prep year after my senior season at Sayreville. I spoke to Jeff Zuttah about it because he spent a year at The Hun School and ended up with a ton of offers," said the 6-foot-0, 185-pounder. "It's worked out for me because I've been able to get bigger, faster and stronger."
Jabbie, who plays running back, wideout, safety and cornerback for The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., was wowed by his first few offers.
"Notre Dame is big-time, it has so much tradition, so I was kind of blown away when they offered," he said. "BC, Missouri and the others are also very impressive programs. I don't have a favorite."
Jabbie will be at Boston College this weekend for an official visit and has Missouri set for Dec. 12. He'll visit Notre Dame on Jan. 16.
"I have two other visits I could take, but I don't know if I'll need them," he said. "I'm looking for a school with good academics and where I can fit in. My visits will be important."
Jabbie had 1,200 all-purpose yards this season with 18 touchdowns on offense. On defense he had four interceptions and one touchdown as well.
"BC and Notre Dame want me as a cornerback or safety," he said. "While Missouri said I could play wideout or running back and the rest want me for offense as well. I don't have a preference."