Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Syracuse loses more prospects on NSD
By Andrea Adelson
As soon as coach Doug Marrone left Syracuse, many of the Orange's commitments started jumping ship, or wavering.
That continued on national signing day, as the Orange lost several other players to rival schools:
- Gus Edwards, a long-time Syracuse commit, ended up choosing Miami.
- Linebacker Malik Brown flipped from Syracuse to Tennessee.
- Laray Smith, who had Syracuse on his radar, ended up going elsewhere.
- This one didn't happen on signing day but it's a loss nonetheless. Zach Allen, also a longtime Syracuse commit, ended up signing with TCU last month.
The news was not all bad, as the Orange ended up getting all-purpose player Brisly Estime, along with three-star fullback Tyler Provo -- brother of former Orange tight end Nick Provo. Quarterback prospects Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson also signed, along with top New York City prospect Wayne Williams.
But as it stands now, the Orange do not have a running back in this class, and Williams was the only player signed from the New York City area -- a region Marrone emphasized. New coach Scott Shafer was not exactly put in a great position with only a month to hold together a class.
Though the Orange lost some of their top prospects, they were able to hold on to a few others. Now we'll see how they develop as they move into the ACC.