Jabbie Counting Down the Days

2003 Irish defensive back commitment Junior Jabbie says he's counting down the days until he enrolls as a student-athlete at Notre Dame. What has Jabbie been up to this summer?

Junior Jabbie said he's happy to have high school behind him. "I was really happy to graduate," Jabbie said. "I'm just glad that I'm moving on now."

Jabbie says he's been working out since signing his letter of intent. "I've just been working out with a bunch of guys from my school," Jabbie said. "The coaches sent me their workout so I've been doing that--a lot of lifting and running."

The New Jersey native has scheduled some fun time in for this summer. "I'm leaving for Puerto Rico tomorrow for a week," Jabbie said. "I can't wait to do that. I'm just going with one of my friends. I'm just going to hang out on the beach and relax before I have to report to Notre Dame."

Jabbie says he hasn't had much contact with the Notre Dame staff since signing. "They'll e-mail me now and again," Jabbie said of the Irish staff. "I know they tried to call but I wasn't home. I haven't been there or anything. I'm just waiting until I report to go back."

The future Irish cornerback says he's also been doing some recruiting of his own. "I just talked to Myron on the computer," said Jabbie of former teammate Myron Rolle. "I told him to take a hard look at Notre Dame. He's going to be a great player. He has a lot to look forward to." Rolle is considered by many to be one of the top prospects in 2005.

Jabbie says he hasn't really set any personal goals for himself while at Notre Dame. "I'm just going up and trying to get some playing time," he said. "I just want to help out any way I can."

Leaving home won't be easy for Jabbie, but he says he's excited to have the opportunity. "It will be hard to leave my family and friend," Jabbie said. "I'm real excited to see new things and meet new people. That is what college is all about."

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