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3-Star Quarterback Tours Syracuse

With the early signing day period starting this Wednesday, one former Syracuse recruit might be back out on the market.

Three-star quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston over Syracuse and North Carolina back in July. However, just days before he was expected to officially put pen to paper, Amie made a surprising trip up north to Central New York.

The Texas native toured SU on Saturday along with three-star defensive end Randy Charlton. So does Syracuse actually have a chance to get Amie?

Well, for starters, It’s not super abnormal for a recruit to go on an official visit after they have already announced a verbal commitment. In Amie’s case, he even told Syracuse.com after his commitment that he was still going to keep his options open. So this could simply be a high school senior taking advantage of a fun weekend and nothing more. I mean who wouldn’t want to get pampered for a weekend if they had the option? That being said, the timing of this is still very interesting.

Houston’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Brian Johnson was hired away by Florida just over a week ago. Coincidentally, just a few days before reports started to come out that Amie was going to take his official visit to SU.

Now to make matters even more complicated, just days after Amie made his official visit, the Syracuse quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Sean Lewis left to take a head-coaching gig at Kent State. So, who knows what Amie is thinking now because Lewis visited him often and you can imagine he would likely need to meet the new quarterbacks coach before making any decisions.

If Amie does have a change of heart and pick SU, he would be the Orange’s only quarterback commit in the 2018 class (Charlton would also be SU’s first defensive end commit of the class too).

Amie’s the 28th ranked dual-threat quarterback in his class, according to 247sports. His game has a lot of parallels to Eric Dungey as he is very quick and really good at throwing on the run but is kinda the opposite of 2017 QB commit Tommy DeVito, who is more of a pocket-passer. 

You would have to imagine DeVito would still be the guy for the future regardless as he was more highly recruited out of high school. But, Amie is still talented enough to be in competition with DeVito and at the very least add more depth and a different style to the most important position in the game. Who knows Amie could even give Babers the option to do a two-quarterback look like many college teams have done in the past. However, that’s a conversation for another time and place. 

For now, we will see if Amie takes advantage of the early signing period this Wednesday through Friday and officially commits to a school. If he does we will have detailed updates of Aime’s decision and every other SU target right here on our website and @OrangeFizz on twitter and Facebook. 

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