Abbott's dad was a University of Tulsa standout at linebacker who also played with the New York Giants in the NFL. You can see Abbott's high school history below, and he turned down several scholarships to go to OSU. Honestly, I would predict Abbott to not only play but to end up maybe the first of this group to be on scholarship. I think he will be a big asset.
One recruiting source looked at the Cowboys walk-ons and how many turned down scholarships to walk-on at OSU and said, "Oklahoma State may have the best walk-on program in America."
Britton Abbott, QB
Athletic Information: 40 time- 4.56, VJ- 34 in.
Statistics: Sr. Year- 221-of-387 passing for 57 percent, 3,077-yards, 28 TDs, 8 int., 220 carries for 1,189-yards, 5.4-ypc avg. 10 TDs, 1 reception for 7-yards; Jr. Year- 176-of-326 passing for 54 percent, 2,333-yards, 19 TDs, 10 int., 178 carries for 909-yards, 5.1-ypc avg., 15 TDs, 36 tackles (24 unassisted), 1 sack, 1 fum. recovered; Fr. Year- 4 carries for 29-yards, 7.3-ypc avg., 8 tackles (4 unassisted, 1 tackle for loss
Football Honors: Sr. Year- Topeka Capitol-Journal and K-Preps 1st Team Class 5A All-State, KHSCA Honorable Mention Class 5A All-State, 1st Team Western Athletic Conference All-Conference; Jr. Year- 1st Team Western Athletic Conference All-Conference
Schools Recruited By: (offers) Tulsa, Wyoming, UTSA; (others) Baylor, Kansas State, Missouri
You Need to Know: Abbott is the son of former University of Tulsa standout linebacker Cliff Abbott, who is his head coach at Liberal.
Immediate Analysis: Abbott is a real bonus as he is a really talented athlete. He may wind up playing at linebacker. He is a good player that figures to find the field in some capacity in the future.
Andre Dowuona-Hammond, DE
Athletic Information: 40 time- 4.75, Bench- 300 lbs., Squat- 400 lbs., VJ; 28 in.
Statistics: Sr. Year- 47 tackles, 5 sacks; Jr. Year- 34 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception
Football Honors: Sr. Year- The Oklahoman Honorable Mention All-State, The Oklahoman 2nd-Team All-Big City, 1st Team All-District 3-6A, Scout 2-Star Recruit
Schools Recruited By: (offers) Air Force, Harvard, Yale
You Need to Know: He is looking to major in sports medicine or in a major that will get him to pharmacy school.
Immediate Analysis: He likely won’t get big enough for defensive end and will have to switch to outside linebacker. That will make him a project for sure.