Lynnfield, Massachusetts‚Äô Cam DeGeorge announced via Twitter that he verbally committed to Syracuse on Monday. The two-way lineman is the first commit in the 2016 class for the Orange. The Fizz chatted with DeGeorge earlier this week to discuss all things Syracuse.
The 6‚Äô5‚Äô‚Äô 275 pound high school junior began the interview by talking about his versatility. ‚ÄúI‚Äôd rather play D-line, because you know, I‚Äôve been better at getting to the line and making plays. I just like playing football, so either side works for me.‚Äù He went on to clarify that he will be playing offensive line at Syracuse.
DeGeorge then touched on his trip up to the Hill, which occurred earlier this year. ‚ÄúThe visit was really nice. Everything about it was really great. The facilities, the coaches, everything about it I really liked.‚Äù
The o-lineman has said that he was a little surprised to receive a Syracuse offer as early as he did. Before his commitment, DeGeorge did have some other offers and looks from schools. ‚ÄúTemple, Colgate and Holy Cross [all offered] and I‚Äôve had some looks from other schools like UConn, but I just haven‚Äôt gone back down there.‚Äù
The Lynnfield, MA native said that defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough was the main coach who recruited him. He also said he has talked with 2015 linebacker commit and fellow Massachusetts native Shy Cullen about SU. ‚ÄúWe had a brief conversation, he said congratulations and all that‚Ä¶We just want to meet up soon and go workout together.‚Äù
DeGeorge finished the interview saying that he is pumped up that Syracuse sends players to the NFL. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs awesome just knowing that people from Syracuse make it to the NFL‚Ä¶That‚Äôs a goal of mine, I‚Äôm going to reach for it and strive for it. I‚Äôm not expecting it‚Ä¶I‚Äôm going to try and go after it.‚Äù
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Posted: Connor Morrissette