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Syracuse Beats Out Rutgers and Penn State to Land Brandon Reddish

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He’s not the elite recruit from Brooklyn that Orange fans planned on welcoming to Syracuse this week, but oh man, will they take him.

Fort Hamilton wide receiver Brandon Reddish, the New York Post’s All-NYC football Player of the Year, has verbally committed to SU, and plans to enroll in the fall. As big as Ishaq Williams could potentially be for the program, it’s no exaggeration to say that Reddish could wind up making an equally large impact. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound wideout displayed excellent YAC-ability in high school – he’ll add speed to a receiving core that lacked very much firepower in 2010, at least until Marcus Sales exploded for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the Pinstripe Bowl.

In this week’s edition of The FizzCast, which was recorded prior to the Reddish commitment, Craig Hoffman and Ted Conroy discuss what makes Reddish so valuable to the Orange. Here’s Hoffman’s take:

“Reddish is a guy I think SU really needs because he’s a playmaker, and that was fairly obvious over the last year.”

You can hear a brand new FizzCast every Monday morning, with Team Fizz’s candid opinions as well the latest recruiting updates.

And notice who else was interested in the Fort Hamilton product. He had offers on the table from Maryland, Boston College, West Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut, Virginia, and Penn State. SU beat out a combination of its biggest rivals and the nation’s best football programs for this kid. That’s a fantastic sign.

The good news for SU doesn’t only come from Brooklyn, though. The Orange also landed a verbal commitment from Shutang Mungwa, a hard-hitting safety who played his high school ball in Oradell, New Jersey.

Mungwa’s commitment may come as a surprise to those who weren’t monitoring his situation closely. He had already committed to Stanford in May, but Syracuse continued to show interest in him anyway. Sure enough, the Orange was right to stick with Mungwa, who quickly chose Syracuse after he learned his grades weren’t good enough to get into Stanford.

Posted: Andrew Kanell

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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