Next year Syracuse is Tommy DeVito’s team and the Orange have a strong signal-caller for the future with him. However, it never hurts to get more depth at the most important position in sports and DeVito unfortunately can’t stay forever. Therefore, given the limited options at backup quarterback right now, Syracuse wants to grab a QB commit in this 2020 class. Here’s the latest on the quarterback market.
Chrisitan Veilleux Reclassifies
The Canadian QB has been at the top of SU’s board for a while and has been tied to this program for a really long time. Veilleux announced last week he is now officially a 2021 class member and won’t be in this current cycle, which wasn’t much of a surprise to many.
He will still be a main focus going forward recruiting wise for the Orange and would be a massive get, considering his ever-growing offer sheet (Michigan, Penn St, Kentucky, etc) and high ratings (90 overall on 247sports.com). That’s better than DeVito’s mark of 89 when he was in high school.
Nezat, a Three-star quarterback from Alabama, visited Syracuse recently and was told he was at “the top of their board”, according to Syracuse.com. He has yet to receive an offer though.
Ratings are pretty solid, 83.6 on 247sports.com, but offer sheet leaves a little to be desired. Arkansas State, Georgia State, Central Michigan have offered Nezat scholarships but no power five schools. On the plus side, his high school plays a similar up-tempo like system.
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— Casey Case (@CaseyCase2020) November 22, 2018
Case, a tall lanky Florida based QB target, also visited the campus recently and left with interest but no reported offer. It appears the Orange are going to wait and see more from Nezat and Case and decide which one deserves an offer more.
At 6-6, 195, Case has some potential. He is an accurate passer. However, his ratings are much lower than Nezat. He isn’t rated at all on any major recruiting sites. Case holds offers from Wagner, Buffalo, Steston, Southern Miss, Troy and a few others.
In conclusion, an offer would likely lead to a commitment from either Nezat and Case. Nothings for sure, but Syracuse would be their best offer yet for both parties and they have both visited and expressed strong interest in the program. The Orange are likely going to watch both of them play a little in their senior season before making the decision on which one they like more though.