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Abreu gets offer from ASU

Posted by on June 9, 2009 – 10:25 pm

Tempe Marcos de Niza running back/linebacker Ramon Abreu has been offered a scholarship by Arizona State.

At 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, Abreu might not have the prototypical size of a football menace, but he is a beast on the field, and making plays will always get you noticed.

His slight frame will eventually force him to the secondary or wide receiver, but he can play wherever Marcos de Niza coach Roy Lopez needs him next year.

The Padres have to be considered the top challenger to Peoria Centennial in 5A-II next season. They lose some standout defensive players, such as Anthony Rose and Kakalea Pule, but almost all the key offensive pieces are back. Additionally, they have junior running back Anthony Shivers added to the fold after he transferred from Tempe McClintock.

With Abreu, Shivers, Tevin Newell and Justin Rodriguez, Marcos de Niza has a host of athletic playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, and quarterback Zach Schira really seemed to improve as last year progressed. He should be in paradise getting the ball to those players.

It will be interesting to see where Abreu lines up. He might end up being a Reggie Bush-hybrid type player who can run the ball from the backfield or split out and catch passes. If Shivers can take the majority of the carries, it makes the team that much more dangerous.

It’s too bad Marcos’ non-region schedule is so soft. We won’t know for a while just how good they are.

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