National Signing Day may have been over a week ago, but that hasn’t stopped the Orange from making more recruiting moves. Alabama quarterback Kenterius Womack signed his Letter of Intent to play at Syracuse Thursday night after arriving on campus Wednesday for a visit.
Scott Shafer says Womack simply fell through the cracks when it came to being recruited. The QB hails from Luverne, Alabama; a town of only 3,000 people. He did not have a single scholarship offer from any school on National Signing Day. Since then, around 60 colleges have contacted Womack, but Syracuse was first.
O-line coach Joe Adam initially looked at Womack’s tape on Monday and by the end of the day offensive coordinator Tim Lester and tight ends coach Bobby Acosta talked with the quarterback over the phone. They set up Wednesday’s visit and now the Orange officially has a second quarterback in its 2015 class.
When Womack committed, Syracuse’s director of recruiting, Eric White, called his new quarterback the best kept secret in football. The Orange is certainly high on their new commit.
Womack plays very similarly to Terrel Hunt. He is an excellent runner with an impressive arm.
Both Hunt and Womack stand at 6’3, but Syracuse’s current quarterback has a whopping 50 pounds on his potential successor. Womack will definitely need to beef up to be successful in Lester’s offense but this is definitely possible. When Hunt arrived on the Hill in 2011 he weighed 185 pounds as well.
SU’s new quarterback certainly has a lot of raw talent, but there are two other concerns from his tape. First, the level of competition he went up against in high school coming from rural Alabama seems pretty weak. Secondly, he tends to lock into his first receiving option immediately upon catching the snap and only looks in that direction. This can be a dangerous game at the college level.
It will be interesting to see what Lester can make out of Womack. The Luverne native is definitely someone to keep an eye on this summer.
Posted: Connor Morrissette