In mid June Pennsylvania offensive lineman Noel Brouse committed to Syracuse after visiting the school. On the visit Brouse had a two-hour conversation with Scott Shafer. That discussion led Brouse to cancel his upcoming visits to Penn State and Rutgers and accept Shafer’s scholarship offer.
Last week the Fizz talked with Brouse about his chat with Shafer, the effects of SU being a Power Five school on his recruitment, the Dwight D. Eisenhower leadership award that he won in the spring and much more.
Brouse enjoyed his talk with Shafer because the two share similar goals.
“We discussed the whole process, where we stand and he was just being very personable. We connected right away. He preached that he wanted good people on his football team. You want quality people on your team, as well as [athletic people]. If you have that combination you’re unstoppable. [He preached] that message and I just loved it.”
Syracuse was the only Power 5 school to offer Brouse at the time of his commitment. Playing ACC football definitely affected the lineman’s collegiate decision.
“You can’t really beat that conference, it is a Power 5 conference and it just doesn’t really get much better than that.
Brouse won the Dwight D. Eisenhower leadership award at Parkland High School at the end of his junior year this spring. The lineman definitely has a good head on his shoulders.
“There was a whole senior awards ceremony and out of our whole entire school, 3,200 kids, I was the only junior to get picked for that award. I fit the characteristics of him, the leadership qualities and they knew I played sports obviously…They thought I fitted that award and I was very honored to receive it.”
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Posted: Connor Morrissette