One of Louisiana’s elite players for the Class of 2004 has added some new scholarship offers to his plate midway through spring practice.
Archbishop Rummell defensive tackle Nader Abdallah now has offers from LSU, UCLA, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Indiana to go along with previous offers from Florida and Tulane.
“There’s been a lot of people at practice lately,” Abdallah said. “LSU, Florida State, Tennessee, Stanford, UCLA, Ole Miss, Memphis, UL-Monroe, LaTech, Michigan State, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Notre Dame, Southern Miss, West Virginia… They’ve all come by to see me. I expect a whole lot more for our spring game on May 22.”
What’s all the fuss?
Abdallah (6-5, 285, 4.85) figures to be one of the most heavily recruited defensive tackles this year coming off a junior season which saw him record 109 tackles and 14 sacks. He is known as a devastating pass rusher, a quality college coaches love to find at his position.
His top two teams – Miami and LSU – remain the same, but Abdallah said there’s been some changes to the rest of his list.
“The rest of my top five is UCLA, Florida and Florida State,” he said. “After them, I’d probably add Tennessee and Notre Dame.
“I’m still pretty open-minded, though. I really can’t say anything for sure until I visit some of these places. I know LSU has a great program and they’re close to home. That’s a good thing in their favor. I’ve heard great things about Miami, but I want to see it for myself.”
Abdallah said he hopes to camp at all of his top five teams this summer.