SU commit Provo talks about his status
"I'm sticking with Syracuse" Provo, a three-star tight end from John I. Leonard High school in Lake Worth, Florida, said Friday evening.
He said Miami has always been his dream school, but he has not actively been trying to earn a spot with the Hurricanes.
I don't know how [the rumors] happened. It was more that they were looking at me, but I don't think they're that interested," Provo said, adding he will not be making any visits to Miami or anywhere else.
Provo, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior committed to Syracuse last summer, also receiving interest from South Florida, Rutgers and Minnesota, among others. He finished his senior year with 39 catches for 756 yards and eight touchdowns, and is hoping to see early playing time at Syracuse.
The staff plans to use him "more of like, a not on the line tight end, kind of like an H-back. I don't like lining up on the line, I like to run around and catch passes."
Speedy with good hands and route-running skills, Provo probably would have been a top national recruit at his position were he an inch or two taller. Syracuse may very well have gotten itself a steal. The staff began recruiting him when he was sophomore and reaped the benefits in the end.
"The coaching, the education, the facilities – I liked Syracuse since the beginning," Provo said.
He said he has qualified academically but will spend the next few months focusing on the books, "getting bigger and stronger and faster, and getting everything taken care of."
Asked on final time to reiterate whether or not he is 100 percent committed to Syracuse, he wasted no time.
"Yes I am," he said.
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