The State of Rutgers came down with a rather fierce case of euphoria upon learning that one of the top overall LBs in the nation, local blue-chip Manny Abreu, would make his decision public and select Rutgers. SOR caught up with Abreu to discuss the reasons behind his decision.
The obvious commonality among all of Rutgers
' recruits thus far is their humble nature and team-first attitude. They exemplify a trait common among the current Scarlet Knights, who would rather bestow praise on another rather than accept it themselves. The team-first attitude illustrated by Raymell Rice
, Brian Leonard
, and others, trickles down to every member of the Rutgers Football team. It's one of the most difficult traits to exhibit, especially in the testosterone-filled sport of football, but Coach Greg Schiano
has made it a point to recruit players that fit his team's character first and foremost.
Because it lends itself to the type of team-work that's become all too obvious on the gridiron this year.
SOR caught up with Manny Abreu, who - talent aside - fits precisely the model of the sort of player that is quickly becoming identified with being a Rutgers Scarlet Knight.