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Quarterback Craziness: A Busy Day for Syracuse’s QB Targets

Syracuse target Jamie Newman announced his commitment to Wake Forest .

Like it or not, football today revolves around the quarterback because both the NCAA and the NFL are pass-first leagues. With the QB disaster of last season, the Orange are looking to strengthen that position in the future.

With the Class of 2015 already signed, Syracuse looks to 2016 to add depth at quarterback. This plan was dealt a blow today when QB target Jamie Newman announced his verbal commitment to Wake Forest for 2016. Newman is one of four QBs that Syracuse has made an offer to in the Class of 2016 and with his commitment to the Demon Deacons the Orange are left with only three chances to land a QB.

On that front there is some good news. Anthony Brown, supposedly Syracuse’s top QB target, announced his final list of five schools that he is considering. Syracuse made that list, as did Wake Forest, Boston College, Northwestern and Temple.

Orange fans can hope that the commitment of Newman to Wake Forest could make the Demon Deacons less attractive to Brown, as there is sure to be more competition there. However, the recruitment of Brown is far from over and his recruitment is one that Orange fans should keep a close eye on over the coming months.

Brown is a New Jersey native and is finishing up his junior year at St. John Vianney. At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds Brown is a top-ten recruit in the state of New Jersey, a vital recruiting ground for the Orange.

Besides Brown the Orange have made offers to Josh Jackson (Saline High School, Michigan) and Jack Brotzki from neighboring Jamesville-Dewitt. Brotzki’s dad, Bob, is Syracuse’s director of Player Development.

When the class of 2016 takes shape, the Orange need to ensure that a QB is on that list. One would think that Brotzki would join his dad at SU, but Brown is the one that Orange fans should really want.

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Posted: Logan Grossman 

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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