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Where Do Syracuse Football Commits Stand With SU After Shafer Firing?

SU’s 2016 class will surely look different without Shafer.

Following the news of SU football’s, “change in leadership,” the Fizz reached out to Syracuse’s commits to ask if they still plan to attend the school.

Many commits’ futures are now up in the air. The Orange’s first 2016 commit, Massachusetts offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge said, “It’s too early to tell right now,” when asked if he still plans to enroll at Syracuse.

2016 Wisconsin offensive lineman Sam Heckel echoed that sentiment saying, “It’s too soon to tell,” and that he has, “gotta see the new coaching staff,” before he decides.

2015 holdover and Connecticut defensive lineman Brandon Ginnetti stated that he’s now, “on hold,” with Syracuse. Ginnetti was all set to come to SU in the fall after not enrolling this season due to injury. Now he’s unsure about his future.

Other players had more positive responses. 2016 New York linebacker Taylor Riggins told the Fizz, “My commitment is still with the Orange no matter what.”

2016 Louisiana quarterback Lindsey Scott issued this statement to the Fizz, “I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news this morning. I haven’t spoken with the staff, but remain committed to SU.”

The Fizz contacted Plant (FL) high school football coach Robert Weiner to ask if Shafer’s firing affected quarterback Rex Culpepper’s or defensive back Scoop Bradshaw’s commitment to SU.

The coach said, “It does not. Rex and Scoop are committed to Syracuse. They love Coach Shafer and [Coach] Lester, but they love Syracuse as well.”

In the class of 2017, upon hearing the news of Shafer’s firing Florida wide receiver Daewood Davis told the Fizz that he’s, “still committed, but [has] decided to open his recruitment.”

SU‚Äôs other 2017 commit, linebacker Isaiah McDuffie,¬†still plans to come to Syracuse. He said to the Fizz he’s, “Staying with the Orange,” Monday evening.

Continue to follow along on this page and on Twitter @OrangeFizz for updates on other SU football commits.

Posted: Connor Morrissette

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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