Many of the 2016 Syracuse football signees told the Fizz that having a relationship with Dino Babers and his staff early in the recruiting process was a big reason for their commitments. Michigan defensive back Evan Foster stuck with ‘Cuse despite Iowa making a late push for him for that exact reason.
Babers’ staff has offered a whole host of players already in the 2017 class. One of the coaching staff’s goals is to discover talent before other teams and so far they’re doing just that.
Two Florida recruits received their first offers from Syracuse recently. Linebacker Romelo Brooks and tight end Michael Ziemba tweeted out that SU had offered and that the Orange was the first school to do so. In addition to SU, Brooks also has interest from Temple.
In California, Babers continues to recruit Narbonne high school, the school 2016 h-back Sean Riley attends. Riley’s teammate, 2017 defensive end Anthony Pandy, received his first offer from Syracuse in late January. Washington State is also recruiting Pandy.
In terms of QB’s SU’s staff has already offered quite a few in the class of 2017. One name to look out for is Michigan dual threat quarterback Rodney Hall. The Detroit native also received his first offer from SU late last month. Since then, Eastern Michigan has offered as well and Purdue and NC State have also shown interest.
Finally, in Pennsylvania there’s one wide receiver on every school’s list and SU is in the mix. 4-star wide out Mark Webb already has 14 offers from schools on the east coast, but with Babers’ track record with receivers SU has become a more attractive landing spot for skill position players. SU’s head man also said on National Signing Day that he wants to make Pennsylvania a recruiting priority.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette