Abernathy headed to Eugene

Fresh off of an unofficial visit to Georgia last week, Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian CB Micah Abernathy will be in Eugene for an official visit this weekend. What is he looking for while at Oregon?

Visits have begun for several members of the Class of 2015 and it's no different for 6-foot-1, 182-pound Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian cornerback Micah Abernathy.

The Top 30 prospect spoke with eDuck.com on Wednesday and recapped his experience during an unofficial visit to Georgia last weekend, where he watched running back Todd Gurley lead the Bulldogs to a big win over Clemson.

"I'm glad I went to that game," Abernathy said. "You could tell how much Georgia wanted it. It was a good game to be at. I definitely got a good feel for what it's like and the real atmosphere, because I hadn't been out there for a game before."

Now the four-star defensive back is preparing to take his first official visit to Oregon this weekend when they take on No. 7 Michigan State.

Having never visited Eugene, Abernathy is eager to see if the rowdy atmosphere at Autzen Stadium lives up the hype that he's heard about.

"I hear it's crazy up there," he said. "I really want to experience it."

The Michigan State game promises to be one of two big recruiting weekends for Oregon this season, the other being a matchup with Stanford on Nov. 1. According to Abernathy, getting out to a high-profile game had a hand in him making the plans to schedule the visit.

"That definitely comes in as a factor," he said. "You definitely want to get out there for a good game and see the Ducks fight and come out with a win against a great team."

The visit won't be all about football for Abernathy. He plans on studying business management in college and intends on figuring out how to balance his academic and athletic life should he end up at Oregon.

"I also want to experience being around some of the players and getting to pick their brain about what it's like to be a player at Oregon and also a student," he said.

Back in July, the Ducks made Abernathy's top five along with Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio State and Penn State. Since then, he said he's felt like the Oregon coaching staff has made him feel wanted.

"I talked with Coach (John) Neal this week and last week," he said. "He definitely makes me feel like I'm a priority to Oregon and their program."

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