Sonny Abramson picked up an Iowa scholarship offer in July. At that point, the Class of 2016 quarterback from New Jersey decided he would visit. The trip half way across the country would take some planning.
Abramson finally made it happen this past weekend. The Pope John XXIII High (Sparta, NJ) signal caller watched the Hawkeyes defeat Indiana in front of a Homecoming Crowd at Kinnick Stadium.
"It was great seeing the game day atmosphere," the 6-foot-2, 209-pound Abramson said. "There was a lot of spirit and a lot of support for the team."
Abramson became a prep starter as a freshman. This season, he's 56 of 117 passes for 873 yards and 10 touchdowns against three interceptions. He's also rushed for 85 yards and a score.
Abramson pictured himself in the Hawkeye offense as he watched it face Indiana.
"They definitely run a solid pro-style system," he said. "I really like what I saw how they throw it around and it's a good offensive attack. I could definitely see myself playing in that offense."
"I would best describe it from what I saw and heard as an offense that uses ball-control passes, a strong running game and really good offensive line to set up big plays through play action," Abramson said. "Coach Davis showed me how they go about game planning and what they try to do."
After the game, Abramson spoke with Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock.
"He was really cool. We didn't get to talk long but Coach Davis told me he was pre-med. It's nice to know you can be a starting quarterback there and still handle going to school and studying medicine," Abramson said.
Abramson said he'd like follow a smiler path academically.
"I want to go into the sciences. That could be pre-med or bio engineering or something along those lines. Iowa has a great reputation in all of the sciences," he said.
Abramson is trying to check out as many game day atmospheres as his schedule allows this fall. He's feels like he's progressing through his recruiting process.
"I'm still researching schools and gathering information on them. I don't think I'm ready to come up with a list of top schools yet but I think I'm getting closer. I think I should be able to trim things down and come up with a Top 5 or something before too long," he said.
Iowa impressed him. He said he would give the Hawkeyes strong consideration after the visit despite the campus being so far from home.
"Family is definitely something that's very important to me. Iowa is a long way away but everybody is so nice there. They make you feel so welcome that it's like a home away from home. My family would support me no matter where I go as long as I'm happy," he said.