QB Jack Abraham Talks Cal Offer
Two weeks ago, California offered another 2016 quarterback. He just didn’t go public with the offer until Tuesday.
With whispers of the Golden Bears’ first commit of the 2016 class – quarterback Armani Rogers -- wavering, Cal turned to the pair of Tony Franklin and Jacob Peeler to hunt down a new signal-caller, and it looks like they’ve found one. With Peeler involved, it doesn’t take many guesses to discover what state this new QB offeree is from: Mississippi.
Six-foot, 197-pound Oxford (Miss.) quarterback Jack Abraham tweeted his offer on Tuesday, and he’s very interested.
“Well, I got the offer a couple of weeks ago over the phone with coach Franklin and coach Peeler,” Abraham said. “They had sent me a couple of letters before then, and coach Peeler came to watch during the spring, but other than that, it hadn’t really picked up until about two weeks ago.”
The Tulane commit was “pumped” when he received the offer, particularly because of the similarities between the Bear Raid and his own offense.
“I’ve learned a good bit over the past two weeks about the school and the education,” said Abraham, who boasts a 4.08 GPA, and plans on majoring in either business or pre-med. “Coach Peeler and Franklin have been telling me how I fit perfectly into the offense.”
Last season, Abraham completed 213 of 357 passes for 3,304 yards, tossing 35 touchdowns to just eight interceptions and averaging over 300 yards per game through the air. He’s not much of a runner – with just 23 carries for -20 yards and a long of 13 – but he’s got a high motor, a quick release and threw for over 3,000 yards as a sophomore, as well.
“I feel like I’m a very accurate quarterback who can make quick, smart decisions,” Abraham said. “I might not be the tallest, but I can make any and all of the throws that the 6-foot-4 guy can make. I compare myself to Drew Brees.”
Obviously, a lot of quarterbacks like to make early commitments so they can help assemble a class and get to know the offense, but this new offer changes things for Abraham.
“I’m definitely considering Cal right now,” he said. “I’m still committed to Tulane, but now, I’m just exercising my options a little.”
Abraham said that he’d have to visit Berkeley before making any decisions, and that being one of two quarterbacks in a class wouldn’t faze him.
“I mean, it’s Pac-12 football,” Abraham said. “Not much beats that. It’s also a great school in a cool town.”
Having two southerners – including Mississippi native Peeler – as his primary recruiters has made the process “much easier” for Abraham.
“We have gotten a lot closer lately,” Abraham said of Peeler. “We’re constantly messaging each other on Twitter. It’s a lot easier to talk to them and relate to them on certain things that other guys don’t.”
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