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The New Kids. Who Dey?

The Fizz finds itself in the Bronx (former stomping grounds of Doug Marrone) and the home of the newest and potentially fastest Orange recruit.

Syracuse football picked up two new recruits this week and they’re both from New York.

The first is from Strong Island, Rob Welsh of St. Anthony’s High School who played defensive end last year, but says he’s ready to move anywhere for Coach Marrone.

“Coach Marrone is a great coach. They showed an interest in me from day one. It’s the best place for me academically and I feel lilke I can go in there and make an impact,” he told Syracuse.com.

Welsh is not extremely large at just 6’2 1/2″ and 260 pounds, but he certainly has time to put on some weight and help bolster the depleted offensive line for SU.

St. Anthony’s High School is no slouch. It’s been ranked the best sports high school in the state by Sports Illustrated.

Just a short stretch Northwest and The Fizz finds itself in the Bronx (former stomping grounds of Doug Marrone) and the home of the newest and potentially fastest Orange recruit.

Jeremiah Kobena (pictured) comes from Cardinal Hayes High School and has given a verbal commitment to come to the Orange for ’10.

He essentially had no choice but to pick the ‘Cuse. His nickname is Juice.

“I really didn’t want to go to a school already top five, prestigious wise, like for say, LSU. It’s already prestigious. It’s already up there.”

Uh, well then… GREAT! Anybody else sick of being recruited by all those other GOOD football programs? Easy wins? Blecch.

Kobena stands an even 6′ 185 pounds and finished in sixth place at the state 100m finals, but won the NYC championship.

He played wideout and running back for the Cardinals and could be a great speed guy on either offense or defense for Syracuse.

The biggest point both new recruits hit on?

The wanted to be a part of the rebuilding process and bringing Syracuse back to glory.

Sounds like Coach Marrone is bringing in guys that share his mindset and have the same fire.

Let’s do this.

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