Yesterday, the Fizz had the chance to speak to Koby Quansah, a linebacker from the class of 2016 who was offered a scholarship following a recruiting camp at SU. Quansah said the whole experience was facilitated by coaches Chuck Bullough and Clark Lea, the linebackers coach. Quansah is from Connecticut, but told the Fizz he didn’t really watch much football—so Syracuse was not a program he grew up with.
“I heard of Syracuse mainly for their basketball, but I heard the football program is still pretty good.”
Quansah also brought a little more insight into what the recruiting camp really was: lots of kids from New York and New Jersey, and a lot of small, fast athletes. This could be a way Syracuse is continuing to transition into the ACC, and showcase the different players the coaches think they need to be very successful in the power conference.
Quansah says he has been offered a scholarship by Rutgers and URI, and says he isn’t far enough along to really have a list. However, he also says that Syracuse would be right there at the top because they have offered him a scholarship already. Also, he wasn’t very worried about the transition from small school to Division I and ACC football, saying he has already gone through big changes in school when he started going to Kingswood Oxford.
He spoke highly of his relationship with Coach Lea, with whom he has been in contact the most. Quansah is a solid recruit in that he keeps the Northeast pipeline open. He can become a solid piece, especially when the Orange will need linebackers in 2016.
Listen to the full interview with Koby Quansah below.
Posted by: Seth Goldberg