ODU Football grabs a commitment from Atlee’s Isaac Abel
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Hard work truly does pay off and is apparent in the way that Atlee starting defensive lineman Isaac Abel (2019 DL 6-2 250) approaches the game of football each and every day. Abel isn’t the type of prospect that puts himself before the rest of the Raiders and he’s not the type prospect that that feels the need to announce his presence through social media or any other type of outlet.
With that being said, the Atlee product has been recruited by a handful of teams throughout his tenure as a Raider and his hard work has finally met the opportunity he’s been searching for. Old Dominion University was the very first program to take a chance on Abel back in late February and he made sure to repay the favor on Tuesday afternoon by committing to the Monarchs.
“I’m very excited to announce I’m 1000% committed to Old Dominion University,” Abel stated in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon.
If anyone was wondering whether or not his stance for the Monarchs was genuine or not on Tuesday afternoon, Abel made sure to close the door on all doubt with how his post was constructed. Abel was a monster for the Raiders last season accumulating 59 total tackles with 40 of them being of the solo variety. Not only was he a major factor on the defensive line, he was also a wrecking ball at the running back position and peppered in some play on the offensive line. At the end of the day, ODU is place where Abel can continue to expand and grow while playing the game he loves.
“I feel that Old Dominion is where I’m going to strive and do big things at,” Abel told recruit804. “I felt like ODU was the right place to go. I know I can do a lot of damage there and it felt like family. My first junior day I went there I was still on my crutches and Coach Wilder still offered me. He knew what I was going to be capable of I healed up and never hesitated to invest in me.”
Prior to his commitment, Abel also held collegiate offers from Fordham and Norfolk State University. Needless to say, he was enthusiastic about his commitment.
“I’m just really excited to be a part of (ODU Football) and ball out with those boys up there. I know for a fact I made the right choice.”
Currently, Atlee is gearing up to finally put on shoulder pads and commence contact along with the rest of the Central Region in a few weeks. The Raiders open the season on the road against Deep Run which will be played on August 30 with a 7:00 p.m. start time.
– Brandon Mitchell