While things are certainly looking up for the Syracuse football program, the Orange just lost out on an important recruit in the class of 2016.
Target Anthony Brown decided to commit to the rival Boston College Eagles on Friday. Brown, who is considered a top-ten dual threat quarterback in the class by many, named the Orange as one of his final five teams at the end of April. This list included the Orange, the Eagles, Wake Forest, Temple, and Northwestern.
The Orange extended an offer to Brown on May 12, and the quarterback visited campus two times: the weekend of March 1 and during the Spring Football game at the beginning of April. SU was the second program to offer Brown a scholarship and most recently told him that he was at the top of the school’s big board at QB. In addition, Brown trains with former Orange QB, Madei Williams.
Last recruiting cycle, the Orange was bringing in numerous commitments during the month of May, but on Memorial Day Weekend, the Orange has only three commitments in the class of 2016. Of course, one of those three players is the Orange’s most important recruit in a long time, Robert Washington.
Brown is a 6-foot-2 dual threat quarterback who received looks from other top programs like Notre Dame and Ohio State. Bobby Acosta, SU’s wide receivers coach who controls recruiting in New Jersey, has been very successful in New Jersey recently. Talented running back Dontae Strickland, also from New Jersey, was just academically cleared to join the team next season.
Next season, the starting quarterback job is Terrel Hunt’s to lose. After he graduates, however, the Orange will have four QBs on the roster for 2016. Headlined by AJ Long, who took over for an injured Hunt last season, the Orange will also have Eric Dungey, Kenterius Womack, and Austin Wilson on the roster.
Moving on from Brown, the Orange will continue to pursue two-star Jack Brotzki, three-star Josh Jackson, and three-star Sawyer Smith. All three uncommitted quarterbacks from the class of 2016 have already received offers from the Orange.
Posted By: Jason Weingold