Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall has plenty of ties to Rutgers, including linebacker Deonte Roberts. Rutgers has multiple offers out in the 2018 class, with the newest at defensive back.
Defensive back Kessawn Abraham worked out in front of Rutgers Wednesday morning. By the time he got home at night, he had a Big Ten offer.
“I got the offer from coach (Chris) Ash directly,” Abraham said. “It's one that I've been anticipating for a while, so it felt great to get the opportunity.”
Abraham, who plays with Rutgers receiver targets Sean Ryan and Aron Cruickshank, said he picked up the offer because spring evaluation reinforced what he shows on film.
“Rutgers saw how hard I work, and they seemed really impressed with what I can do,” he said. “I would say I've performed really well overall.”
Rutgers hosted Abraham multiple times on visits since Ash took over the program. Abraham said he and Ash were close before Wednesday's offer.
“It was exciting to talk to him,” Abraham said. “We have a good relationship already and I've been there a few times now. I feel like they have a really good program. I like the whole coaching staff. I think they would be able to help me reach my full potential and they're heading in the right direction. I feel comfortable there.”
Abraham does not feel close to a decision, he said, with Pittsburgh and Rutgers as likely June visit destinations.
“Right now, I'm just looking at options and (looking for) a good school as a whole and if it offers my major (political science),” Abraham said. “Early playing time and the best fit for me, that's important.”