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Big East Battle for Vance

Posted: Ted Conroy

SU’s class of 2011 is nowhere near finished yet. However, the battleground is set for cornerback Vance Roberts out of Washington, DC.

This one has all the classic signs pointing to a backyard brawl between the Northeast powers, along with another name familiar to ‘Cuse fans.

As Rage Against the Machine would say, let’s break it break it break it down for you. Roberts is good. How good?

Rivals four-star good. 4.56 40 good. 14th best cornerback recruit in the country good.

So who’s in on the speedster from the nation’s capital? It’s a Big East dog fight. Connecticut, Rutgers, and West Virginia are in the fray, along with Marshall. Wait, Marshall?

Remember when The Fizz declared victory after Doc Holliday left West Virginia? Well, he was hired as Marshall’s head coach, and the recruiting guru has strong tabs on Roberts. FML.

The plot thickens. Turns out, Vance has a twin brother named Vernard, who’s quite the running back. And they want to go to school together.

Well, the ‘Cuse only has an offer for Vance right now. Connecticut, Marshall, and West Virginia? They doubled up and offered both, according to Rivals.

Right now Holliday and the rest seem to have the right idea. We’ll see if Doug Marrone is willing to go all-in twice for one of the region’s best DBs.

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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