Syracuse fans should be juiced today. For his 4th class, Doug Marrone pulled in gamebreakers (Sugar Bear, Morris), highly-sought after JuCo players (MPB, Jones), NYC’s best (“Light’s Out”), and a late switch from a rival (Hilliard). The Fizz is very encouraged by what the Orange did following a 5-game collapse, which would’ve sunk most program’s classes.
Team Fizz assembled Wednesday night after a tireless day of working the phones, attending press conferences, live blogging, answering questions on Twitter, and covering every angle of SU’s Class of ’12. Here’s everything you need to know, in our full-length 2nd annual Signing Day SportsCenter.
- DL Josh Manley – Spurned Late Visit to Mizzou
- DB Wayne Morgan (Brooklyn) – Light’s Out for Opposing WRs
- DB Julian Whigham (FL) – Press Coverage/Music Aficionado
- OL Kyle Knapp – Impressed by Marrone’s Integrity
- DB Dontez Ford (PA) – Part of Exciting Young Secondary
- WR Alvin Cornelius (Staten Island) – NYC’s 3 Amigos Connect
- OLB James Washington (FL) – Here to Change the Game
- K Ryan Norton (Long Island) – Booming Kickoff Artist
- OL Jason Emerich (PA) – Chose SU over UConn
- WR Ben Lewis – The Guy To Make Us Giddy
- RB George Morris (Georgia) – Wants to Carry the SU RB Tradiiton
- RB Devante McFarlane (Long Island) – Mr. Do Everything
- DE Markus Pierce-Brewster (CA) – SU’s Next Great Pass Rusher?
- DT Zian Jones (CA) – Fast, Nasty, Ruthless
- OL Omari Palmer (Middle Island, NY) – Grew Up Orange on LI
- DE Pancho Barnwell (Rochester, NY) – Headed to Milford?
- DT Myles Hilliard – Late Switch from Pitt
- DT Julian Pinnix-Odrick’s HC John Fiore – Late Battle Goes to RU