After a relatively quiet month on the recruiting front, the Orange has found a target that will fit into the program well.
Tight end Sean McKeon first visited the Hill last weekend. After that unofficial visit, he returned yesterday to participate in a one-day football camp with a group of other recruits. McKeon, from Dudley, Massachusetts, is a three-star prospect that has received attention from fellow-ACC schools Boston College and Pittsburgh.
He will be making his college decision by the end of June, and declared that his top five schools are SU, BC, Pitt, Virginia and Michigan. So, Orange fans will most likely be seeing McKeon on the field in the future, whether it is in orange (or blue) or not. He has already visited BC and Pittsburgh, and will try to visit Virginia before making his decision. In his junior season, McKeon tallied 354 yards and three touchdowns. While the tight end position has not been featured in the SU offense recently, adding another weapon on offense is never a bad idea.
McKeon was not the only player on campus yesterday for the one-day camp. Mystery quarterback Jarrett Collins participated, as did a handful of other players. The Fizz spoke with Collins earlier in the week. The Orange also hosted defensive end Chima Dunga from New Jersey, who has a prior relationship with Robert Washington. In addition, defensive tackle Ibn Foster, offensive guard Raees Johnson, and quarterback Shamir White are all from New Jersey also. One has to wonder how much of an influence Washington has had in the recruiting focus.
Defensive back Earnest Edwards from nearby Rochester attended the camp, as well as offensive guard Peter Fallon from Massachusetts. Both players have been on the Orange’s radar for some time. Rounding out the players in the class of 2016 are linebacker Dylan Niedbalski and quarterback Kyle Sult, who are both from Pennsylvania.
One interesting note is the emphasis on quarterbacks. Despite already having a handful of quarterbacks on the roster for next season, the Orange is looking to add more. Despite swinging and missing on some prospects, the coaching staff seems intent on finding a signal caller for 2016.