Three-star Metairie (La.) Rummel defensive lineman Nader Abdallah had scheduled three of his official visits earlier this month, but now says he’s re-opened the process for all five trips.
“They’re all shaky right now,” he said of previously planned visits to Florida State, Tennessee and Nebraska. “I’m not sure if I’m going to take those now. I’m trying to decide by the end of the week, though. Maybe by this time next week I’ll have them all set up.
"I just want to make sure I've got the right ones since you only get five."
Abdallah (6-5, 290, 4.9), who is rated the No. 42 player at his position in the nation by Rivals.com, says he’s considering Florida State, Tennessee, Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, UCLA and Colorado.
“I don’t have a favorite,” he said. “They’re all even right now. It will be hard to decide who to visit. But after I make all my visits, I should know who is my leader.”
He said the keys to his final decision will be “how I fit into the environment with the players and coaches and the campus in general, the winning tradition of the school, and the academic programs for my major, either business or criminology.”
Abdallah helped lead Rummel to a 10-3 record this season. They were eliminated in a hard-fought battle this past Friday, 7-5, to top-ranked Evangel Christian.
“We played a great game,” he said. “We just came up a little short. But our defense was great. I don’t think anyone’s ever held them down like that before – only seven points and two points for us on a safety. I had four sacks.”
Abdallah, who had 109 tackles and 14 sacks as a junior, said he finished this season with 11 sacks despite missing three games due to an injury.
Academically, he has a 2.8 core GPA and a qualifying 19 on the ACT.