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Zach Morton On Dino Babers, Vince Reynolds And Winning MVP

The defensive end impressed at a high school camp last week.

A little over a week ago Michigan defensive end Zach Morton committed to Syracuse. He spoke with the Fizz about his relationship with the SU coaching staff and what went into his commitment.

Morton visited SU back in February and loved the school.

“When I got on campus it was like wow, this is a really nice place, a great environment,”

he said.

The defensive end had high praises for the man who helped coordinate the visit, his main recruiter, defensive line coach Vince Reynolds.

“He’s pretty transparent and down to Earth. He won’t sugarcoat anything and I like that. I like coaches that are straightforward who will tell me what I need to do and everything that needs to happen for me to be successful,” Morton said.

There has been some confusion on which position Morton will play at SU. He cleared that up on Fizz Radio this week.

“I’ve really been playing defensive end. A lot of sites do have me listed as a linebacker. I guess they don’t know that I play both.”

Morton attended a high school camp this past weekend and stole the show winning MVP. After his standout performance, the Michigan native’s future coach reached out to him. Morton explained how the camp works and then his interaction with Babers.

“It’s a high school camp and it’s sponsored by Nike and it’s called The Opening. I was on the watch list and I was invited, so I came in with the mentality that I was going to dominate and that’s what I did. I guess the other coaches saw it too so they named me MVP.

After I won [Babers] texted me and congratulated me and asked me for all of the details about it and what happened. We have a real close connection,” Morton said.

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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