Matt Abramo Taking Visits

Before he decides which school is best for him, Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande kicker Matt Abramo is making sure he knows his options. Visiting a litany of institutions would make it tough for some to make a decision, but not the highly touted junior.

After visiting the Boise State campus with a few of his teammates for Junior Day, one of the best kickers in the 2015 class, Matt Abramo, is impressed with what the Broncos offer.

"Boise was fantastic," said Abramo, who last season was named NBL Kicker of the Year, First-Team All-Empire Large School, Honorable Mention All-Metro League and scholar athlete recognition.

"It was really nice because I also have family up there so I was able to see them while I was up there. And also, my brother is going to Boise next year. "

Despite his the potential family influence, Abramo is keeping his options open when choosing a college. In addition to Boise, he's visited Yale, Harvard, Brown, South Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, USC, UCLA, California, Stanford and Washington. He's also in contact with Washington State and Air Force.

"Personally, I'm not going to college to go to the NFL, per se," said the 6'2", 180-pounder who has a 4.17 GPA and plans to major in civil engineering wherever he attends. "I want to play football but I also want a great degree. Boise State, during the Junior Day, I spoke with one of the professors so that was good."

Abramo works with former UCLA kicker Chris Sailer and is committed to improving his status as the top kicker in the country. He'll get his chance at two upcoming camps; a Sailer Kicking Camp on May 10-11 and a Football University Camp in Pasadena on May 30-June 1. The invitational FBU Camp will determine the kickers selected for the Army All-American Bowl.

"There's all these rankings for kickers and right now I'm not No. 1," said Abramo, whose longest in-game made field goal is 44 yards, but he professes his range to be up to 60 yards with consistency. "I want to be the best, but I really just want to be the best that I can be and show these schools that I can be the best person for their program."




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