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Fizzcast: Exclusive Interview with O-Lineman Commit Sam Clausman



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Listen to The Fizz’s 1-on-1 conversation with 2015 OL commit Sam Clausman here.

The commitment tally increased to seven over the weekend for Syracuse football in a really big way. The Orange added a trio of powerful offensive linemen, one of which is 6’4”, 301-lb. bulldozer Sam Clausman.

Clausman pledged SU with just one other Division 1 offer, Marshall, but told The Fizz he could not help but committing due to strong influence from his Saint Thomas Aquinas teammate and, of course, Syracuse’s offensive general:

“Colin (Byrne) told me before practice he had committed. I called my mom and told her. I really wanted to commit. My original plan was to commit after my unofficial (visit), but since my best friend committed, I just wanted to guarantee my commitment to Syracuse. I went to my head coach, Coach (Rocco) Casull. Then we called Coach McDonald and told him.” 

The Mailman strikes again. McDonald served as both Clausman and other Fort Lauderdale OL commit Colin Byrne’s main recruiters. Immediate chances to compete, which have become a commonality amongst most recruits, attracted Clausman: 

“Coach McDonald said there would definitely be some opportunities for early playing time and that’s what I’m really looking forward to.”

The Orange picked up two O-Line commits in the 2014 class. After Denzel Ward and Aaron Roberts, it’s a mystery searching for clues to protect the quarterback. With the additions of Clausman and company, Syracuse is well on its way to building an unbreakable force field along the offensive line.

Posted by: Brendan Glasheen 

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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