In the midst of a flurry of basketball news with Boeheim’s Army, Buddy Boeheim and more offers to the Class of 2019, Dino Babers is trying to steal the spotlight right back. Syracuse is amongst the frontrunners for 2018 three-star quarterback Steven Krajewski. The Georgia native told Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey that “Syracuse is definitely one of [his] top options,” along with UConn. With the Orange running out of options under center in the Class of 2018, Krajewski could be the perfect match for SU if he so chooses to join the team.
Krajewski is rated by 247sports as the 53rd best pro-style quarterback in the class. Syracuse at the moment is his highest profile offer, with UConn, Georgia State and Mercer also extending a roster spot to the Michigan native, but that isn’t stopping other teams from showing interest. Alabama, Baylor, Michigan, Michigan State and UCLA are all keeping their eyes on the quarterback.
Looking at the Orange’s quarterback situation, Eric Dungey enters his junior year as the starter with four-star freshman Tommy DeVito sitting as the signal caller in waiting. With those two covering the QB situation for the next four years (potentially five if DeVito redshirts).
Looking at Krajewski’s other offers, UConn has sophomore Donovan Williams in waiting behind senior Bryant Shirreffs. If Krajewski wants to play early on in his college career, a Power Five school may not be in his best interest. Looking at the other Power Five programs that are looking at him, they are all amongst the NCAA’s elite and probably would have four and/or five star recruits drooling to come play at their programs.
Krajewski would be a great backup option and could contend for the starting job by his senior season, but by then, Syracuse’s high-octane offense could be intriguing enough to higher profile prospects. However at the same token, the Orange’s offense could also develop a player like Krajewski, who could be fine-tuned for the system by his junior or senior season. There’s no better example of that than when the unit showed off its potential when former walk-on turned scholarship quarterback Zack Mahoney threw for 440 yards and five touchdowns en route to a 61-point outburst.