Abercrumbia Snags First Offer

Dallas Skyline defensive lineman Zach Abercrumbia picked up his first offer on Sunday from TCU.

Dallas Skyline 2015 defensive tackle Zach Abercrumbia picked up his first official offer on Sunday afternoon when the TCU Horned Frogs extended an offer to the talented prospect.

The rising prospect received his offer while attending the Frogs' first junior day.

Prior to his visit to the TCU campus, Abercrumbia was one of over 100 prospects who competed at the Next Level Athlete Combine held at L.D. Bell high school on Sunday. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder was regarded as one of the top prospects in attendance.

"I think I did pretty well, some of the guys were a little tougher than I expected but overall I thought I did well," he said. "I think I handled my business."

Following his impressive performance, Abercrumbia headed over to TCU to attend the Frogs' junior day. That's when he received the good news that he had been offered.

"I went by there and they (coaches) were real cool," he said of the TCU visit. "I talked to Coach Patterson, the d-line coach (Bumpas) and Coach Luper. They said they will be by again this week to see me again."

There is a slight connection with Abercrumbia and TCU. His uncle actually coached with Patterson several years ago when Patterson's career was just getting started.

"I think they have a good team and good coach," he said. "My uncle actually coached with Coach Patterson at the beginning of their career. My uncle is Kenneth Pope and he coached at Iowa State. I think TCU has a real good program down there and I'll see if I can have anything to offer to them."

TCU isn't the only program showing Abercrumbia interest. Several programs from the Big 12 have also picked up interest including Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Oklahoma. The Red Raiders have shown the most interest compared to the others.

"A lot of Big 12 schools are looking at me," he said. "None of those schools have offered me but Texas Tech has come out and seen me frequently. Coach Morris came out and saw me one time and the next time he came out with his defensive coordinator and the head coach. He told me next head the head coach is coming out. They've been the one in the most contact with me."

In addition to his TCU junior day, Abercrumbia has also been invited to take a few more visits.

"The three invites I have so far are BYU, Iowa State and Texas Tech," he said of junior day invites.


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