Abrams picks up first offer

Abrams picks up first offer

Last year as a freshman, Darious Abrams moved straight to Vanceboro (N.C.) West Craven varsity football team and gained valuable experience. Now, the 2017 quarterback is ready for a breakout sophomore campaign.

Shortly after attending NC State's camp earlier this summer, Darious Abrams was offered by the Wolfpack.

“It really felt good to get my first offer," said the 5-foot-11. 210-pound Abrams. "It was surreal at first, but then it started to set in.

”While I was at the camp, I talked to coach (Dave) Doeren and (running backs) coach (Desmond) Kitchings. I talked to coach Kitchings, who’s my recruiting coach, the most, though. He asked me how I was doing and said he was looking forward to watching me this season.”

Along with the Wolfpack, Abrams is attracting interest from North Carolina, Duke and East Carolina. He also said he hoped to hear from Oregon in the near future.

Which school could be the next to pull the trigger?

”I think North Carolina could be next to offer,” Abrams said. “That was the last place I camped. There was a lot of competition and some great athletes there. I thought I did very well in individual drills. My favorite part of the camp was the one-on-ones with the receivers and corners.

”After the camp, (quarterbacks) coach (Keith) Heckendorf told me that I did a good job. He also told me he liked my footwork and arm strength. He told me to send him my highlight film halfway through the season, too.”

In regards to visits this fall, Abrams plans to take trips to North Carolina, NC State, Duke and East Carolina.

Abrams is excited about his sophomore season.

”We want to get better every week and take it one game at a time,” he said. “But the main goal is to win the state championship. For that to happen, we’re going to have work hard and play as a team.”

West Craven opens their season next Friday at home against Edenton Holmes.

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