2014 DB Abraham With High Football IQ

Although he is still young, 2014 East Lake defensive back Devin Abraham has received interest from multiple schools within the state of Florida. Abraham welcomes the attention, but is also focused on working hard to improve during his last two years of high school.

"Recruiting is going pretty good. I'm getting looks from plenty of schools from around the area," Devin Abraham said.

One school that the young defender has talked to a lot is USF.

"USF is the closest school that I'm hearing from right now," he said.

Abraham's proximity to the campus of the University of South Florida has allowed him to become familiar with the football program.

"I like USF because it's close to home. The coaches have always been involved because we've gone to the camps and stuff like that so we've made a close connection with each other," he said.

Since USF is right around the corner, Abraham has been able to form good relationships with most of the coaches.

"I have the closest relationships with [USF defensive coordinator Chris Cosh] and [defensive back coach Rick Smith]," he said.

At this point, the recruiting process is just beginning for Abraham. Thus, USF's coaches are mostly focused on keeping in touch.

"They just want to keep a close connection with me through the rest of my two years in high school and hopefully get me to go there. They'll probably tell me what my role will be in their defense when it gets closer to my senior year," he said.

Another school that the talented defender is receiving interest from is the University of Florida. Although UF is a little farther away, Abraham was able to visit Florida for their spring game.

"I've gotten letters from Florida. They invited me to their spring game a couple of weekends ago. I went up there with Mason Cole and Artavius Scott and Pete DiNovo and George Campbell. We all went up there to see their spring game," he said.

While he was in Gainesville, Abraham got a chance to talk to some of the coaches.

"It was actually very good. I enjoyed our visit to Florida. They were very involved and talkative. They all talked to us about how they run things and how it is different from high school and how things are different at Florida from other colleges," he said.

The coaches explained to Abraham the next steps that they will take in his recruitment.

"I talked to [Florida running backs coach Brian White] and [tight ends coach Derek Lewis]. They both talked about how we're young and how we're definitely playmakers on the field. They said they will come and see us in the spring when we start up and then we'll go from there," he said.

As a football player, the 5-foot-7, 175-pound defensive back is confident in his ability to understand the offenses of his opponents.

"My strength would probably be being able to analyze offenses and being able to tell what they are going to do. I'm obviously not the biggest person out there on the field but my football IQ is very high," he said.

With the time he has left in high school, Abraham is determined to work hard at improving his skills.

"Right now I'm trying to work on just getting a little bit bigger and improving my speed," he said.

Although he is mostly hearing from in-state schools, Abraham is not committed to staying in Florida for college.

"I'm open to anything right now and when the offers start coming in I'll be able to narrow it down and decide where I want to go and if I want to stay in-state," he said.


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