Abey: Navy coaches knew I'd commit

Quarterback Zach Abey of Archbishop Spalding High School (Severn, Md.) signed with Navy on Wednesday, February 5th. Look inside quotes from Abey.

"I had originally committed to Buffalo over the summer," said Abey. "I was talking to Navy and I think the coaches knew if I were to receive an offer I'd go with Navy in a heartbeat. After the season the offer came and it didn't take me long to switch my commitment.

"I live about 25 minutes from Annapolis so I've been around Navy and Navy football all my life. It's something special to be able to serve your country and also get to play college football. At Navy, you really do get the best of both worlds.

"I'm a quarterback who likes to run and throw. We implemented a lot of quarterback read options plays this year in our offense. I think I'll fit perfectly into what Navy likes to do on offense. I think it will help living so close to campus. The spring I'll be able to attend practice and meetings. I'm going to start out at NAPS. After I get my academics sorted out, then I'm going to work on getting the offense down so I'll be ready when I get to the academy."

Abey, 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, was a three-year starter for Archbishop Spalding. As a senior he passed for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 1650 yards and 19 touchdowns. Abey was named first team all-State and all-County and was named Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and the Capital Gazette.

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