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Another Set of Hands: Syracuse Gets Commitment From WR Sean Avant

Reports surface that another Florida product is coming to the Carrier Dome.

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Syracuse picks up another late commitment for the Class of ’13 as WR Sean Avant chooses the Orange over the weekend. Multiple reports say the Miramar, FL native selected SU over offers from Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. Avant hails from the same hometown as Keon Lyn, and joins Corey Cooper and Corey Winfield as the incoming wide receiving corps.

The scouting report on Avant is very good hands, but needs to improve his game speed and separation. It seems likely George McDonald’s handprints are all over this addition. G-Mac has long beaten the bushes of Florida, and was at the U last year, just a half hour drive from Miramar. You have to imagine he’s very good at selling his own offense to playmakers like Avant.

SU loses its top two receivers in Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales to graduation, meaning the influx of pass-catchers will help. Jarrod West turned heads in the Spring Game and is competing for the top spot on the depth chart. There is also Arkansas transfer Quinta Funderburk, who has had a full year to adjust and has the talent to be a legitimate number one immediately.

The lack of depth for the Orange right now is a concern. SU recently announced Keenan Hale was out due to a lower body injury. Kyle Foster announced earlier this month that he left the team. With lack of experience also at quarterback, the wide outs will be needed to help out a first-year starter. Beckett Wales will be returning at tight end, and Jeremiah Kobena has been getting first team reps. During the Spring Game, Terrel Hunt also made good use of Adrian Flemming and Christopher Clark at the slot receiver spot.

Avant comes from a great football school in Miramar which has produced BCS talent consistently. The school also recently developed former West Virginia players Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey. Rivals and ESPN rate Avant as a 3-star talent, while Scout gives him 2-stars. Avant also made a visit to Louisville in January but did not receive an offer from the Cards. Avant was originally committed to FIU but quickly decommitted after the firing of Mario Cristobal.

Avant’s commitment gives SU and McDonald another receiving option to play with. While spring practice is over, Syracuse continues to add to its roster.

Posted: Zephan Mayell


13 Comments on this Post

  1. orangeinva

    I have to wonder….

    Would it be better to save this scholarship for the next class?

    Clearly Coach G McDonald says no.
    3 years from now, we will know.
    Coach knows a heckuvalot more than me!

  2. we are loading up on wr’s..this years class alone with 4.

  3. Kid definitely took his time. Seems like a good addition to create more competition at the WR position.

  4. Correct me if I’m wrong, but these late arrivals recently are not a common happening at SU right??? I can’t remember this happening in recent years!!

  5. Smitty Section 129

    3 star wr recruit from Florida. I’ll take it

  6. @Terry;

    I can’t remember ever a year when Syracuse landed a recruit this late in the year. A transfer yes,but never a recruit out of high school.

    Just prior to the NLOI signing day I asked the Fizz what happens to all of the recruits that didn’t get a scholarship to play college ball? No-one answered it because I believe no-one knew the answer. Well were finding it out now with all of these late additions aren’t we.
    There’s a ton of players on the Scout.com web site that haven’t been offered yet for the class of 2013.

  7. I just hope all this movement is cool with the NCAA. It seems it is. Its just my/SU fans ignorance on this matter.

    Ron-As for answering questions from the local media forget about it. I’ve been after them for the last 4 years just on some of dougie’s novel program changes. DA no real help either!!

  8. Russell MacEachern

    Didnt this guy snub us for FIU a few months ago?I could live w/o him and use it on someone who dont use us as a last resort when we could use it next year on a KJ Williams or other top player!!This guys names been floating around everywhere it seems!!

  9. Russell MacEachern

    @Malone,answered ur comment in “Dissecting the draft” thread!!

  10. Jay Bromley was set head to prep school before Syracuse offered him after a spring state all star game
    http://www.nunesmagician.com/2011/5/12/2166685/get-to-know-your-orange-man-96-jay-bromley-syracuse-defensive-tackle-nose

  11. @Dave;

    That a story about Jason in his senior year of high school. In that game he not only shut John Kinder down but also out played(ahem,caughing)that DE Ishaq Williams. His play in that game is what got him the scholarship to vattend and play at Syracuse.

    Jay Bromley is a senior and is on target to graduate this year. He has started for the 4 years that he’s been at Syracuse. He is now tipping the scales at 300 lbs and is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2013. There’s no doubt that he’s done everything right that will get him drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. If you get a chance to meet him,notice how massive his upper body is. Over all great individual.

    Not bad for one of those N/R players that no-one wants recruited here at Syracuse.

    Jerome Smith(2* recruit)is another player that fits the mode of a Jayson Bromley. But he’s a story for another time

    I glad that both players picked Syracuse to play fooball. It’s been a pleasure for me to meet and talk with both. They will both be playing in the NFL on sunday afternoons after they both graduate.

  12. Dr. bill

    I just hope that all of these late pick ups is not a sign that the coaches already know a few of the earlier recruits will not qualify!!!!

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