Newberry running back Amir Abrams is staying close to home for his college career.
Abrams committed to hometown Newberry College over the weekend. He also had offers from Lenoir-Rhyne and Presbyterian College. Carson Newman and St. Andrews also showed interest.
Abrams took his official visit to Newberry over the weekend.
“Being close to home is not a bad thing,” Abrams said. “I felt like Newberry was the place for me. I feel that I can have an opportunity to play, do big things and make big plays for Newberry. I’m comfortable with a lot of the players, the coaches and the new football class coming in. And it feels like family.”
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Abrams, a two-time State Newspaper Offensive Player of Year, was one of the most productive running backs during his high school career. He rushed for 2,124 yards and 38 total touchdowns this season.
For his career, Abrams rushed for 6,140 yards and 100 total touchdowns. This year, he was the Class 3A Upper State Back of Year and finalist for SC’s Mr. Football award.