Pack In Early With West Craven Athlete

Vanceboro (NC) West Craven athlete Darious Abrams talks about his offer from NC State and interest in the Pack.

Darious Abrams doesn’t have to make a decision for two more years but could he have already found the perfect fit?

Abrams won’t say that he has. He doesn’t seem to have one school that is far and away his dream option. He only has one offer from NC State but there are some reasons Dave Doeren should feel good about his chances with Abrams, a sophomore from West Craven.

Bra’Lon Cherry is Abrams’ cousin. The two are not very close but that is a family relationship that can’t hurt. Cherry has not spoken with Abrams about his experience at NC State and he did not even attend West Craven. They did see each other at a recent basketball game that Cherry attended to support his brother.

Abrams wants to go into a course of study that NC State happens to be very strong in.

“Not even talking about football here, I was thinking about going there for engineering. To me I think they have the best engineering program in the nation. It’s something I’ve wanted to go into for a while.”

That’s a good sign for NC State. Abrams has been to the school on a few different occasions in the last year. He went to the football game against North Carolina the season before last. He went to a 7 on 7 camp with his West Craven team over the summer. He went to the game against Florida State early this season.

NC State offered Abrams after watching him at that camp in July. Abrams is a quarterback for West Craven and he did play quarterback at that passing league. He said his ball placement, footwork and leadership shined through at NC State that day.

“Mostly it’s because we’re a 3-A school and we were going against 7-A schools. We only brought like 15 people that weekend. We were all tired. We played like eight games.”

Abrams isn’t being recruited to play quarterback. NC State wants him as an athlete. He played slot receiver and safety that day too. That’s probably where the coaches were really impressed by him.

At quarterback Abrams has still been able to show glimpses of what could make him a special skill position player. He rushed for 1,014 yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s no slouch as a passer either. Though he is still young Abrams passed for 1,475 and 8 TD’s. He threw just four interceptions.

NC State offered just after watching Abrams on that summer day. He had his offer from the Wolfpack when he went to their game against the Seminoles.

“It was crazy. I really think NC State should have pulled it off. Other than that I think they did good. I followed them so yeah, I think they’re a great program. Last year I stayed in great contact with Coach Kitchings. Other than that this year I haven’t heard too much from them so far.”

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