Pope John QB Sonny Abramson chooses Virginia as his D-I college
By PETER STEIN
A year and a half after getting the first of what would be numerous Division I offers, Pope John
quarterback Sonny Abramson has made his choice.
Abramson, who last week completed his junior season as the Lions' signal-caller, has selected
the University of Virginia as his D-I college football destination, according to Pope John
head coach Brian Carlson.
Abramson, a varsity starter for all three years of his high school career so far, had fielded offers
from top-flight Division I programs across the country since receiving his first offer from Rutgers
head coach Kyle Flood, when still just a Pope John freshman in the spring of 2013.
Abramson helped Pope John win consecutive NJAC American Division titles in 2012 and ‘13,
and helped the Lions reach the Non-Public, Group 3 championship game last year.
Abramson follows in the cleat-steps of Matt Schaub, who played under center for Virginia
before becoming a third-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons in 2004 and two-time
Pro Bowler for the Houston Texans (2009, 2012).
Before Abramson can begin his own Virginia career, he still has a year and a half
of schooling left at Pope John, and one more season on the Lions football team.