The American Fork High School quarterback, who helped take the Cavemen to State championship in 2018, said he's going to Hawaii.
That's not for vacation, but to join the university’s football program. Boone Abbott made the announcement Thursday via Twitter that he committed to the University of Hawaii. He will be on the quarterback roster there, too.
Abbott said it was the culture and the vibe of the team and the coaching staff that won him over. The 6-foot-2 senior held offers from Northern Colorado, Montana State, Southern Utah and Western Illinois. The University of Hawaii head coach and his assistants travelled to Utah to meet Abbott in person.
In his last game for American Fork, the State title game against Lone Peak, the senior threw for 519 passing yards breaking the previous state record of 463. Abbott went on to break two more records during the game.
"I want to thank my Coaches, my teammates, the American Fork community, and everyone else for teaching me and pushing to be a better player and person each day," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm very excited to announce I am 100% committed to the University of Hawaii!"
Abbott plans to sign on National Signing Day on Feb. 6 and will join the program in June.