Abramson Reacts to Iowa Offer

Iowa stepped out East Sunday night with a scholarship offer from 2016 New Jersey Quarterback Sonny Abramson. The Pope John XXIII product talked to HI about the opportunity and how he feels about the Hawkeyes.

The recruitment of quarterbacks in the 2016 Class could prove tricky for Iowa. Prospects want to play early in their college careers and the Hawkeyes might have a loaded two-deep come next fall.

While that setup might scare off some signal callers, Sonny Abramson welcomes the challenge.

"I'm in no way afraid to compete or go somewhere where there would be competition, so depth chart isn't too much of a factor in my process," the Pope John XXIII High (Sparta, NJ) quarterback said.

Abramson reports that Iowa Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis called him Sunday night to extend a scholarship offer. The Hawkeyes could have five quarterbacks with at least two years of eligibility remaining when he begins his career in the Fall of '16.

"I've had a great relationship with Coach Davis and he told me the last time we had talked that an offer was close. When we talked (Sunday) he told me that the offer was now official," the 6-foot-2, 209-pounder said.

"He's very professional and he's been in the game for a long time so he has a lot of experience and he knows what he's talking about. He's a great guy as well."

Abramson completed over 60 percent of his passes as a sophomore. He threw for 2,701 yards and 34 touchdowns in helping lead Pope John XXIII to the New Jersey Non-Public Group 3 state sectional championship game at Met Life Stadium.

Abramson believes his game fits well at Iowa.

"I know that it's a very traditional and a quarterback-centric, pro-style offense. And while I can play in any offense, I do like playing in that type of offense a lot," he said.

Abramson hopes to get a better feel for the Hawkeyes when he makes a trip to the Midwest school.

"Coach Davis, me, my coach, and my dad will all be trying to figure out when we can visit but I will definitely be visiting Iowa," Abramson said.

Iowa will need to stand out above schools out East. Abramson reports scholarship offers from Duke, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and Virginia.

"Obviously, being close to home would be very nice. But at the same time, I'll go anywhere that's the right fit for me," he said.

Quarterbacks traditionally commit to schools sooner than other positions because programs normally take on per class and the spots fill up fast. While he realizes that, Abramson will proceed at his own pace.

"I don't really have an exact (commitment) time in mind. Whenever I'm ready, I'll commit. So, if that's really soon, then I'll commit soon. But if it takes a long time, then I won't commit until I'm ready," he said.


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