Name: Sonny Abramson
High School: Pope John Paul XXIII (Sparta, NJ)
Height/Weight: 6-2, 217 pounds
Ranking: Rivals 3*, 247 3*, ESPN 3*
Additional Offers: Colorado, Duke, Iowa, Rutgers, & Vanderbilt among others
Virginia quarterback signee Sonny Abramson would make one heck of a recruiting coordinator if he ever decides to go into coaching. Abarmson committed to UVa in November of 2014, and never wavered, despite heavy interest from other suitors. Not only did Abramson stay firm to his commitment, he did all that he could to make sure that others in the class of 2016 did the same. Needless to say, Abramson is a great leader, and that's exactly what you want from the quarterback position.
Abramson has had a rocky past couple of years. The Garden State native had excellent sophomore and junior campaigns in 2014, which led to his string of impressive offers, including one from the Wahoos. The following fall however, Abramson tore his ACL, and missed most of his senior season.
As seen on the film above, Abramson displays solid football mechanics, and is an accurate passer. Abramson is a prostyle quarterback through and through, and displays good presence in the pocket. The outgoing senior was a starter since his freshman year of high school and combined to pass for 53 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards in his first two seasons on the gridiron. If given time, Abramson can certainly hit his targets.
Lack of elite arm strength is the only real knack in Abramson's game. With him being out of action for the last several months, it is unknown how much he has improved in that regard. Summer training camp will tell a lot.
With Matt Johns, Connor Brewer, and potentially transfer quarterback Taysom Hill all being seniors, Abramson is a virtual lock to redshirt in 2016. The first-year will also be forced to compete with redshirt freshman Nick Johns and fellow 2016 signee Devante Cross for reps in practice.
Look for Abramson to work on his arm strength this fall, and compete in what should be a wide open quarterback battle in 2017.