There’s never an off day in college football, and Wednesday was another busy day at the office for Syracuse. The Orange gave scholarship offers to a pair of Texas quarterbacks and a linebacker out of Florida.
Tanner Mordecai: 2018 QB; Waco, TX
— Tanner Mordecai (@t_mordecai) February 15, 2017
Tanner Mordecai still has another season of high school football to play, but his offer list has already reached double-digits. The 6-2, 190 pound quarterback has offers from Houston, Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, and SEC offer in Ole Miss, and more. The Orange is the first ACC team to offer Mordecai, who is a three-star prospect according to 247’s composite rankings. He’s listed as the No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in the country. He has a 40-yard dash time of 4.88 listed on his Hudl page, and played in The Opening Regional in Houston in 2016.
Chance Amie: QB; Tyler, TX
— Chance Amie 🖤 (@chanceamie2018) February 15, 2017
Just two and a half hours east of Mordecai is Tyler, TX and Chance Amie, another quarterback the Orange offered Wednesday. Amie is also listed as a dual-threat quarterback and ranks under Mordecai at No. 25. He’s big at 6-2, 215 and has an unofficial 40-time of 4.55 on his Hudl. The only other two offers he has are from Bowling Green and Iowa State. His throws don’t have a lot of zip on them, but he can put a ball into a pocket on a deep ball and work both in and out of the pocket. Whether the 4.55 time is legit or not, can run. You can see him outrun defensive backs on his Hudl tape, but the backs he’ll face in college will be a lot faster.
You already know the Orange’s quarterback situation. Eric Dungey is the solidified starter as long as he can keep his head from getting knocked off his shoulders, and Rex Culpepper and Tommy DeVito are waiting in the wings if he can’t. The Orange probably doesn’t need more than one quarterback in this recruiting cycle, so we’ll see how it plays out with these two.
Calvin Hart: OLB; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grateful and blessed to receive an offer from Syracuse 🍊 pic.twitter.com/si938s7sWr
— Calvin Hart Jr (@Hart_cjEra) February 15, 2017
We know a lot less about Calvin Hart. He is listed at 6-2, 200 pounds and has offers from Wisconsin, Florida A&M and USF. He made 81 tackles for American Heritage High School in 2016, including seven sacks and three forced fumbles. 2018 would be the right time for a linebacker to come to Syracuse. Both Zaire Franklin and Parris Bennett will be seniors next season and will leave the Orange defense even more fragmented than it was this season. It still won’t be easy for an unranked linebacker to see any playing time as a freshman, but the convenient timing is surely a selling point for Dino Babers.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson