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Sonny Abramson enjoyed what might have been the best-ever season for a New Jersey freshman quarterback.

Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) quarterback Sonny Abramson enjoyed a superb ninth grade campaign this fall, throwing for 2,137 yards and 20 touchdowns — perhaps the best freshman season for any quarterback in state history.

College coaches are now in hot pursuit of the 6-foot-2, 180-pound signal-caller, who was a first team MaxPreps Freshman All-American.

According to Pope John XXIII head coach Brian Carlson, coaches that have been in to check on standout junior Noah Brown have been equally impressed with Abramson, who the coach says is up to 205 pounds.

Penn State, Michigan, Stanford, Notre Dame, Maryland, Boston College and Virginia Tech are all showing interest in Abramson. Rutgers, which has an offer out to 2016 in-state recruit Jarrett Guarantano of Bergen Catholic, is also keeping tabs on Abramson.

Brown, Abramson's teammate, already has offers from Rutgers and Boston College and will likely attract more suitors this spring. It appears to be only a matter of time until someone pulls the trigger with an early offer for Abramson.