It's the longest of the long shots, but Abiola Aborishade isn't giving up. For the last month the former D-III wide receiver has stood outside Gillette Stadium asking for a tryout with the New England Patriots.

According to Mass Live, Aborishade has been camping out under the bridge near the entrance to the Patriots' facility nearly every weekday since April 21 -- logging more than 130 hours -- waiting patiently for his shot.

The former UMass-Dartmouth star receiver figures there are only three ways his quest can end:

"The first thing is that they see me so often that they get sick and tired of me. So they almost give up, give into it, because I'm not giving in. So they give in and they say, 'OK, let's see what this kid can do.' The second thing is the people who drive around here, who work around here see me so often that they almost say, 'hey, we want to see what he can do.'"
"And the third thing is they just leave me out here," he says, laughing.

Given that this is the NFL, and the Patriots, Option No. 3 seems very likely, but Aborishade remains steadfast in his pursuit.

He told MassLive that Jordan Richards, Rob Ninkovich and Malcolm Butler stopped to chat with him on their way into work. Butler also posted a photo of Aborishade to his Facebook with the caption, "This is the attitude you must have if you really want something...#NEVERGIVEUP."

One thing Aborishade does have going for him is that Bill Belichick and his staff have a knack for finding talent in unlikely places. Cases in point: Danny Woodhead, Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman.

That's plenty of good motivation for a 6-foot, 194-pound slot receiver who set UMass-Dartmouth's single-season catch record with 84 grabs in 2014.

But Aborishade said he got the idea for his stakeout from an Instagram post of former NFL receiver Joe Anderson, who stood outside the Texans' stadium in Houston holding a cardboard poster that read, "Not homeless ... but STARVING for success. Will run routes 4 food."

Anderson eventually wound up getting signed to the Jets' practice squad.

"There are a lot of talented people out there who haven't been discovered yet, and that's because they haven't separated themselves from everyone else," Aborishade said. "You have to put yourself out there -- literally put yourself out there.

"A lot of people have a Plan B." Aborishade said. "I don't really believe in Plan Bs. I believe that if you have a goal, go at it as hard as you can. Once you've done everything you possibly can to reach that Plan A, even if it doesn't work out the way you want to, then you move on to another Plan A."

Abiola Aborishade is just looking for one shot. Facebook/Malcolm Butler