SU football has its share of quarterback recruits headed to the Hill in ’10: Jonny Miller and John Kinder.
But what about one recruit who’s already at the bottom of that Hill?
Jawan Simmons is the resident BMOC, that campus being Nottingham High School in Syracuse.
He has grown up within 20 blocks of the Quad.
Simmons’ credentials read like Todd McShay’s wet dream: 6′ 3″, 190-lbs, 4.6 second 40-yard dash.
He’s also rated at three stars as a pro-style quarterback by Rivals.
Let’s roll that tape.But weight. We mean, wait. 190 pounds? In the words of one Ronnie Coleman;
Never Fizzear, Orange Nation.
Team Fizz has the (alumni) scoop on why Simmons is going to fill out just fine.
His older brother Bill was one of the biggest BMOCs in the history of Nottingham High School.
6’8″ and at least 280 pounds big, he helped bring Nottingham to within a Paul Harris and Jonny Flynn thrashing of a state championship game appearance (he was accompanied by now defunct ‘Cuse tight end Darnell Pratt).
So a pro style quarterback who should add some pounds and could attract the local crowd? Doesn’t sound like a bad deal. In fact, it’s so enticing that Rutgers, Pitt and UConn are all interested in Simmons.
It’s a Big East Turf War. It could end up being the defining recruiting test for Doug Marrone. Stay tuned.