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Scott Shafer Addresses Recruiting After Spring Game and SU Gets First 2016 Commit

Shafer talks about recruiting, then lands a recruit.

After the Spring Football game Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer talked about how happy he was to get out of the spring with no injuries. He also discussed how it took Terrel Hunt some time to get healthy this winter and then said he was impressed by Zaire Franklin’s Spring Game performance.

He also touched on recruiting starting by breaking down the class of 2015, “Last year we really focused in on the big guys. We wanted to bring in some offensive and defensive lineman, so we did that.”

Shafer then talked about his coaching staff’s plan for this recruiting cycle, “Our assistant coaches will hit the road on Monday the 20th [of April]. We’ve already had a lot of kids on campus this spring. We’ll be able to continue to have more guys on campus now that we’ve finished up practice, which is a good thing about spring finishing up a little earlier.”

Syracuse’s headman finished up the recruiting discussion by addressing what kinds of players he and his staff are looking for, “We’re looking at all positions…probably more so some of the skill positions: linebackers, outside linebackers, a couple of safeties, defensive backs, cornerbacks and we’re going out to try and get a couple good wide receivers as well.”

Early signs show that wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta and the rest of Syracuse’s staff intend to hit New Jersey hard in search of talent. 17 players from the Garden State came to SU’s Spring Game.

Look for Shafer to go back to Illinois to scout players and new tight ends coach Jake Moreland to head south, replacing George McDonald.

The Orange’s spring football recruiting cycle has not yet begun, but SU has locked down its first 2016 commitment. Lynnfield, MA offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge tweeted this morning he’s coming to Syracuse. He is 6’5’’, 275 pounds and unranked by the major recruiting sites. Here is his tape.

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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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