With Noah Brown and Ryan Izzo walking the halls of Sparta (N.J.) Pope John, the school is no stranger to receiving attention from college coaches across the country. Look for this to continue, as Class of 2016 quarterback Sonny Abramson already has two offers and is receiving early interest from many of the top programs in the country.
"The recruiting process is going great," said Abramson, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. "Coach Carlson does an awesome job communicating with schools from coast-to-coast."
Abramson has already picked up offers from both Rutgers and South Florida.
"Rutgers is a great place and has a great football heritage," he said. "All of the coaches there are very passionate about Rutgers' football future and are excited about taking on the Big 10. I love all of that stuff. I'm learning more about South Florida. Head Coach Taggart was very excited about my skill set and expects great things from the program so I look forward to learning more."
While Rutgers and South Florida are the first two to offer, steady interest is also coming in from Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Duke and Penn State.
"It's really exciting, but honestly any attention I have gotten so far has been because of a lot of hard work and I'm really just focused on continuing to work hard," said Abramson.
During the summer, Abramson attended a team camp at Boston College and individual camps at Rutgers, Penn State and Temple.
"Boston College was a great camp and we all learned a lot and had a lot of fun. It was also a great team bonding experience and a good introduction to Pope John football for some of the upcoming freshman," said Abramson, who also shared his thoughts on the individual camps. "Rutgers was more of a showcase type of camp so those are always a lot of fun to go to. Then there was the Penn State camp which combined both showcase aspects and drills. This was a three-day camp and I got the experience of staying in one of the dorms which was awesome. And finally the Temple camp was more of a drill-oriented camp. It was great and I learned a lot of new techniques. I was very happy to attend all three."
Abramson, who has no definite plans for any visits this fall, begins two-a-day practices today with his teammates in preparation for their season opener later this month.
"One of the things I love about playing quarterback is that you always have things to improve on all the time," he said. "I've really just been trying to improve all aspects of my game so I can help my team win the championship this year."