"I just felt real comfortable there. I think me and my family will be very comfortable there. I love my family and I need them close to help support me on and off the field," stated Abreu at the time of his live-TV decision.
On the field, the blue-chip Union Hill standout plays with an impressive motor, has a knack for finding the football, and runs sideline to sideline with the easyness of a fleet-footed cheetah.
In Abreu, however, Rutgers doesn't land just the top 'backer in NJ, and one of the best in the nation, but more importantly, a down-to-earth humble kid whose team-first, me second attitude is the model for what student-athlete and All-Time Rutgers player Brian Leonard was such a quintessential component in laying the foundation for.
In SOR's continued coverage of National Signing Day (NSD), we bring you an interview with Manny Abreu.
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