Abrams-Ward Excelling at Multiple Positions

North Carolina is among the schools having a difficult time determining what position best suits E.J. Abrams-Ward. To help solve the puzzle, UNC had Abrams-Ward participate in their one-day camp earlier this month.

"It was great, really," said Abrams-Ward. "They had me doing a little bit of everything – linebacker to quarterback. They had me playing a little wide receiver and tight end. It was great."

Instead of helping the situation, Abrams-Ward, a 6-foot-4 205-pound athlete from Thomasville (N.C.), complicated it more by excelling at yet another position.

"Honestly, [I thought I did the best at] wide receiver," said Abrams-Ward. "[I showed] just the instinct that I have as well as going after the ball [and] knowing where the defender was."

The UNC coaches somewhat agree with Abrams-Ward.

"They said they still don't quite know [what position best suits me]," said Abrams-Ward. "But they said at wide receiver, I looked natural at it. Quarterback, that's my spot right now, and linebacker that's my other spot."

Unlike most campers, Abrams-Ward was able to work out with at least four members of UNC's coaching staff – John Shoop, Charlie Williams, Steve Hagen, and Tommy Thigpen.

"They had a lot of energy; they're great guys; they know what they're doing; and they seem like they have a lot of fun," said Abrams-Ward. "Like I said, they're great guys and I enjoyed being with them."

While the camp made a good impression on Abrams-Ward, he still isn't claiming any favorite schools.

"I really don't know," said Abrams-Ward. "Right now, it's like before football season I'm going to try to narrow something down. Right now, I'm still open-minded to every school.

"I just want to get out to some schools whenever I have the opportunity. So I can't just narrow out a school not even knowing them.

"But, Carolina is more of a thought now [after the camp]."

Abrams-Ward has been offered by Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

UNC is the only camp Abrams-Ward has attended. He was scheduled to camp at Tennessee earlier in the month, but his basketball schedule took precedence.

Sometime in July, Abrams-Ward said he hopes to get down to Florida to visit the Gators.

As a sophomore, Abrams-Ward starred at linebacker. He started off his junior season at linebacker, but was later moved to quarterback, where he completed 29-of-47 passes for 596 yards and six touchdowns and led Thomasville to their third straight NCHSAA 1AA Championship.

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