And this is what we’re talking about when it comes to the benefits of playing in the ACC. Tight end Beau Benzschawel becomes the second player to verbally commit to Syracuse after being at the Dome against Clemson. The 6’6″, 250 pound pass-catcher told Syracuse.com:
“Just being in the loud house just really made me feel like this place has a lot to offer. The student section was going crazy. It just felt right”
Saturday was one of the best atmospheres we’ve seen at the Dome for football in years. Even though the Orange was drubbed right from the opening kick, it was easy to remember how special the place can be when there’s games and opponents that matter inside.
Earlier in the week OL Aaron Roberts also gave his verbal after attending the game. BB is a three-star tight end from Wisconsin. He also has offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State and Central Michigan.
One quote definitely is interesting from Beau:
“(Offensive coordinator George) McDonald was talking to me about how they don’t really have a tight end of my size that can create those mismatches. So with me coming, that’s going to make the tight end position stronger in the future.”
SU used to have a tight end with that size. Sugar Bear Thompson is 6’4″, 250 pounds…. but he was, of course, switched to defense during the summer.
“I could also become an offensive tackle, which would be a great position for me as well.”
No matter what position he plays, it’s great to see the packed house on the Hill last weekend paid dividends on the recruiting trail.