Levine has Syracuse connection

Dana Levine has been on the Syracuse radar for some time, and picked up an offer from the Orange recently. He discusses his interest and more inside.

Hallandale (Fla.) High defensive end Dana Levine picked up his first major conference offer on Wednesday when Syracuse pulled the trigger. He had quite a reaction to the news.

"When I found out, I kind of jumped up," Levine said. "I was flying off the walls. I was excited because that's a really good school. I know Syracuse has a good education and that's one of the main things I'm looking for in a college. And then they have a good football team."

The 6-foot-4 defensive end is familiar with the Orange during the recruiting process, as they have been in communication for some time.

"Syracuse has been recruiting me," Levine said. "Coach McDonald is my recruiter. He's a nice guy and he looks out for his players."

The offer is Levine's biggest, and it had quite an impact on the direction of his recruitment.

"They're on the top," Levine said. "Over the summer I'm going to visit. I'm going to be looking at how the campus is, how the people are. I want to see what things there are to do around there."

The Hallandale High standout also has a connection to Syracuse that could help them even more throughout the recruiting process.

"One of my friends is cornerback Juwan Dowels (2014 Syracuse signee)," Levine said. "He's going up there this year. That helps a lot because if I go up there, I'll have someone I know already up there that I can talk to."

Levine is looking to decide by the beginning of his senior season.

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