Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII three-star quarterback Sonny Abramson is one of Syracuse’s top targets in the 2016 class and at a critical position for the Orange in that cycle. Abramson visited Central New York for the first time over the weekend in order to get a better feel for the program.
”We got there Saturday at around 12:30pm,” Abramson said. “We went to the game and took a tour of the football facilities. Then (Sunday) I got a tour of the campus and I got to meet with (tight ends) coach (Bobby) Acosta and (offensive coordinator) (Tim) Lester.
”The campus was definitely pretty. And the Carrier Dome was really neat. Also, the new indoor practice facility looks like it’ll be awesome.”
Speaking of the Carrier Dome, it was one of the big visit highlights for the 6-foot-2 signal caller. Not only for the venue itself but also the game day atmosphere, specifically how loud it can get when the crowd is rocking.
”Well for one, there’s always good weather in it,” Abramson said. “And it just has a neat feel in it. It would be cool to play in a dome. There was a neat atmosphere there. I wish Syracuse won but it was a good game.”
During the game, Abramson was naturally paying close attention to A.J. Long and the Syracuse offense. He was trying to visualize how he would fit into the Orange’s system and the decision he would make during the game.
”Yes I was (trying to envision myself in the offense),” Abramson said. “I think I can fit into any scheme, but I like their scheme.”
”We just talked about the scheme and where they want to take the program,” Abramson said. “They seem like great guys. It’s been good (getting to know) coach Acosta. We talk a good bit and are just working on building a relationship.
”They told me that they think I’m a great fit for their offense. They just said that they want me.”
The trip gave Abramson a favorable view of Syracuse. They remain very much in the mix for his services, though he claims no early favorites at this point.
”I’m definitely interested in Syracuse,” Abramson said.