Cam DeGeorge became the first football player in the Class of 2016 to commit to Syracuse. Monday morning he tweeted his commitment to the Orange saying “Proud to say I have committed to Syracuse after all the hard work. Thanks to all my friends and family. Class of 2020”.
DeGeorge is currently wrapping up his junior year at Lynnfield High School in Massachusetts. In high school DeGeorge has been playing on both the offensive and defensive line. He has line up at Offensive Guard and Defensive Tackle.
At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds DeGeogre is already a good size for a linemen. However, there is no reason to think that he will play for the Orange in his first season. Syracuse, like many schools, red shirt a vast majority of linemen in their first season and one would think SU would continue that trend with DeGeorge.
Through his first three years of High School DeGeorge has shown he is a very capable run blocker. The run game has most certainly been the brighter side of the Syracuse offense in recent years.
Coach Scott Shafer acknowledged that this team was built around the offensive line the last couple of years. Though fans may wish for this team to go in a different direction, with a flashier recruiting class, the first recruit of 2016 fits into the Syracuse football mindset.
Like it or not, Syracuse football will continue to rely on the run game and that begins with the offensive line. In order to switch to a high-powered offense, the team would need to add a strong passing quarterback, something that just isn’t on the roster right now.
DeGeorge’s commitment to Syracuse does not guarantee that Syracuse will continue to build around the offensive line. However it does show that the recruitment of offensive linemen remains a priority with this program.
Posted: Logan Grossman