After last night’s intense battle in the Bayou between Syracuse and No. 25 LSU, there was a growing sense of pride and hope despite the Orange falling 35-26. It all started with a tweet from SU’s top 2018 recruit, four star center Tyrone Sampson:
People ask me why I committed to Syracuse, that's why. When this 2018 class gets there we will be beating teams in games like this💯💯
— T. Sampson#⃣5⃣1⃣ (@TSamp_51) September 24, 2017
The Fizz reached out to recruits in the Class of 2018 to see what they thought about the game, and the optimism seems to be at an all-time high.
Trill Williams, ATH: I thought it was a good game [and] they fought hard, minus the dropped passes. I feel excited the program is headed in the right direction.
Cameron Jonas, Safety: I thought the boys played hard to win even though they fell short. I enjoyed watching them play and I just can’t wait to be on that stage next year. It’s really exciting [to be joining the program next year]. Been waiting a long time for the opportunity and now that it’s here, I’m going to make the most of it.
Gabe Horan, Tight End: I thought Syracuse played pretty well and I believe the future is bright for the Orange. I can’t wait [to join the program next year]. I think the 2018 recruiting class is really strong, so I think we can really make a big difference for the team.
Jawhar Jordan, Running Back: I am very proud of the team’s performance. Take away a few of the team’s errors and we got it. We just have to play through all four quarters. Again, proud to see an improvement. Now we just have to execute.
Anthony Queeley, Wide Receiver: Great game of course. Kind of bummed out about the end result, but it happens. I ultimately feel like we could’ve pulled away with the win, but we beat ourselves. Made too many mistakes that could made the outcome tremendously different. Proud of my family that competed to the end and never gave up. [That performance] makes me feel that I have an opportunity to come in a make a difference. I just have to keep working hard and staying focused.
Juan Wallace, Linebacker: I was really impressed with the defense and what they were able to do. It was a good and tough game. It feels great [to be joining this team next year]. Can’t wait.
Will Froumy, Offensive Tackle: LSU is pretty high in the rankings. Even though the Orange didn’t win, they were in that game until the end, and that says a lot about what this program is capable of and where it’s headed. I’m just excited to be along for the ride [next year].