The recruiting process can be difficult to handle at times with countless phone calls, letters and scholarships to sift through. Fortunately for some recruits they can rely on a sibling who has already gone through the process. For Micah Abernathy a cornerback from Norcross, Ga., he can rely on his brother Ralph Abernathy, who is entering his senior season as a running back for Cincinnati.
"My brother tells me to take my time with my decision because it's a big decision and some coaches will want to pressure you into a decision," Abernathy told BadgerNation. "But I don't want to make up my mind to quickly and then go back on my word."
The four-star Abernathy currently holds 20 scholarship offers and added another one two weeks ago when Oregon extended an offer.
"I was real excited to get the offer from the Ducks it was pretty cool," Abernathy said. "Oregon is a cool school and when you get an offer from them you know you're doing something right as a football player."
Even with all the offers he is currently sitting on, the Wisconsin coaching staff have been in consistent contact with Abernathy.
"I talk with coach Thomas Brown about once every week," Abernathy said. "When we talk it's usually about Wisconsin and how I can fit in as a player at Wisconsin. He tells me that he likes my versatility and how I can be an asset to them."
Abernathy does realize that he'll have to eventually trim his list down to a top 10, something he hopes to accomplish in the coming weeks after he finishes researching on the schools that have offered him. Thanks to Brown, Wisconsin is one of the school's Abernathy has looked into and is happy with what he's seen.
"I've learned not only is Wisconsin a great football program but also there volleyball team made the Final Four from a year ago along with the men's basketball team," Abernathy said. "They're also a great school academically as well, which I like."
Considering visiting Wisconsin before making his final decision, Abernathy, who is rated the No.25 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, says he's a physical corner who will get his hands on the receiver and make them work for their catches. The one area he wants to work on this summer is continuing to improve his footwork.
"Footwork stuff is a big area where everyone can work on specifically," Abernathy said. "I'll work with my defensive back coach this summer and my teammates on my footwork to see where I can improve. I'll also do some stuff on my own that my coach recommends."
Abernathy currently doesn't have any other visits set to any of the colleges that have extended him an offer.