Courtney Abbott is the big half of the 600 pound Westlake duo on the
offensive line. He teams with Michael Brown to form one of the fiercest
offensive lines in the country. At 6-8 and 330 pounds, Abbott has nimble feet
and is extremely strong. He does not carry excess body weight; he is just that
Abbott joined Brown in Athens this weekend for Georgia's first SEC game, and he came away very impressed.
"We got to hang out with Sean Jones before the game," said Abbott. "He had a terrific game. He had two interceptions and that big hit on fourth down. We also got to talk with David Jacobs and Terrance Edwards who were there. We talked with a lot of coaches too like Coach Richt, Callaway, Bobo, and Garner. There were seven of us there from Westlake, so we mostly hung out with each other during the game."
Abbott's two favorites remain the same, and he will have a close eye on one game in particular this weekend.
"LSU and Georgia are still my two favorites," said Abbott. "I can't wait to watch that game. I have no idea what is going to happen. Truthfully though, I'm really still pretty wide open. I have close to 10 favorites. I think I am going to the Florida State game this weekend, and Florida is still in it too. I don't know if Mike (Brown) told you or not, but we may take an official visit to Kentucky together. I think I could step right on the field and play right away there. But I feel that way about every team. I think if I take care of my own work and do what I need to do, I can play early anywhere."
Westlake takes on Banneker this weekend, and that was one of the games I saw him play last year. I told him that I would like to see him finish of his blocks a little bit better and dominate his man. Abbott said he had heard that before.
"That's what my coach told me too. We worked real hard on that all summer. I think I have improved a lot. We had to learn a new system this summer, but I feel comfortable in it right now. I am working on trying to drive the defensive end to the linebacker and block two guys at once."
Abbott may have the most physical potential of any offensive lineman in the country, and it sounds as if he is tapping into that potential as a senior. That is a scary thought for anyone lining up against Westlake.
Courtney Abbott and Michael Brown