August 25, 2010

'Nacho' aims to be top 2012 recruit

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School is a bit hidden, sitting in the middle of the campus of Nova Southeastern University and in the shadows of the Miami Dolphins practice facility. However, the Suns football team has made sure the school gets noticed.

In the class of 2010, the relatively small school had four players sign with Division I FBS programs and two class of 2011 prospects are already committed as well. However, the biggest recruit on the team, both in size and reputation, is only a junior. Offensive tackle Abraham Garcia stands at 6-foot-6 and 339 pounds and his teammates simply know him by the name "Nacho."

"Actually, my offensive line coach is the one that gave it to me," Garcia said of his nickname. "It's been my nickname ever since I started football in the 9th grade here at University School. When my coach played for New Haven, he had a friend on the d-line that he practiced against. They called him that and he said that dude was big too. He was a monster and he just named me after him and it stuck."

College coaches have taken notice of Garcia as he has already picked up several offers with more likely on the way come Sep. 1.

"I actually have four verbal offers right now," he said. "University of Florida, USF and Marshall have offered me

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