The class of 2021 has been filling out nicely in the past month or so, and on Friday, another piece joined the Orange. Justin Lamson, a three-star quarterback from El Dorado Hills, California, chose SU over 14 other schools.
Lamson had offers from Louisville, UCLA, and Boise State, among others. The 6-foot-3, 210 pound QB is rated as the 18th-best dual threat quarterback in the nation. His measurables have drawn comparisons to those of former Syracuse star Eric Dungey. As a junior at Oak Ridge high school, Lamson threw for 3,114 yards (at a completion percentage of 66%) and 24 touchdowns (compared to only eight interceptions). He also rushed for 462 yards and five touchdowns. Lamson led Oak Ridge to an 11-3 record during his junior season, and was named the Sacramento Bee All-Metro Player of the year for his efforts.
Lamson was recruited by new SU offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert and running backs coach Mike Lynch. And it sounds like the coaches and the community made a great impression with what could be the Orange quarterback of the future.
“I really enjoyed [the campus],” Lamson said in an interview with the Post-Standard. “I really liked the vibe of the town. It seemed like everyone cared about Syracuse University. I got to see the whole campus and the outside of the facilities, which was awesome.”
Lamson is the 13th player in the Syracuse class of 2021. On the offensive side of the ball, he is the sixth, along with linemen Austin Kauhi and Wes Hoeh, running back Josh Hough, and receivers Landon Morris and Kendall Long.