There were highs and lows for SU’s 2016 class on the football field this past weekend.
In Florida, SU quarterback commit Tommy DeVito’s Don Bosco (NJ) team fell to American Heritage (FL) 21-0 Friday. Heritage boasts one of the top defensive backfields in the country, which frustrated DeVito for the majority of the game.
“The way they can break on the ball that fast, just take away a read that fast [was tough],” DeVito told NorthJersey.com following the loss. “Someone that’s open, they can make that close really quick. That’s just something that is really special for that team.”
Ten miles south, St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Joshua Palmer, helped lead his team to a 42-6 win over Miramar Friday. Palmer, the third receiver to join SU’s 2016 class, caught the second touchdown in the game to put Aquinas up 14-0.
In another Florida game featuring an Orange recruit, Nadarius Fagan’s Southridge team crushed Dr. Krop 39-0 Friday. Through two games, Fagan and the rest of the Southridge defense are yet to allow a point.
In Maryland, Syracuse o-line commit Dakota Davis showed off his size in Glenelg’s 29-7 victory over Oakland Mills. The 6’5’’ 310 pound lineman powered Glenelg’s rushing attack; the unit finished with 258 yards on the ground.
“Our running game takes a toll on other teams,” Davis said to the Washington Post after the game. “You can tell in how they play that they start to give up. You keep pounding it and pounding it, and they start to give up.”
Finally, in Central New York, Eric Coley had a dominant debut for Fayetteville-Manlius. Coley scored two rushing touchdowns and also caught a TD in F-M’s 35-19 win over Gates-Chili in the Carrier Dome Saturday.
Despite the dominant offensive display, Coley may end up playing in the secondary for SU when he arrives on campus.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette