February 18, 2007

A fine journey for Abreu

As Union Hill head coach Joe Rotondi spoke about star senior Manny Abreu, the talented Union Hill athlete squirmed in his seat, still not quite comfortable with the praise that comes along with being one of the nation's top prospects. Sitting next to him, his mother Maria soaked in the occasion, a smile forming from ear to ear.

The Signing Day press conference was something that no one in the room could have anticipated four years ago when Abreu decided to go out for the football team.

The neophyte freshman continued to grow - both physically and as a player - and ultimately emerged as one of the country's most coveted linebacker prospects.

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