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RECRUITING: Iowa State becomes ’27 quarterback’s first offer after camp

Iowa State’s series of summer football camps and recruiting visits got started on Saturday as the Cyclones extended an offer to a second 2027 quarterback after seeing him in action.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect out of Illinois took pride in earning his first offer in front of the coaching staff in Ames.

“It definitely does,” Abrams said. “It’s one thing like getting an offer over the phone but when you can go and – right away show a coach what you’re made of at a camp, and you can showcase your talent, it definitely means more, absolutely.”

Receiving that first offer lifted a weight off of Abrams’ shoulders.

“It’s very stressful,” Abrams said. ” You know what I mean? Like seeing everybody else get their offers, and I’ve just been wondering like, when’s my time coming? It’s definitely been stressful, but it definitely is a confidence booster.”

The Montini Catholic High School product is camping later this month with Kansas State, and has received high interest from both Tennessee and Kent State as well.

“I go to every camp with that intention of getting an offer,” Abrams said. “That’s just how I think of it.”

Abrams becomes the second quarterback Iowa State has offered thus far out of the 2027 class.

The program offered Salt Lake City prospect Kamden Lopati in early April.

“I loved Iowa State,” Abrams said. “I pulled up, I really liked the stadium – that’s the first thing you see at Iowa State – the big stadium, and the garden next to it. I really like the atmosphere. The coaches made me feel like I was at home. It was a very welcoming place.”

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