Trudo is Orange

Syracuse picked up a big verbal commitment on Sunday from Farrell, Pa., offensive lineman Robert Trudo and SyracuseFan.com spoke with him on Monday just as he was leaving the practice field to find out why he chose the Orange.

Robert Trudo, a 6-foot-4.5, 280-pound offensive guard from Farrell High School talked about his Syracuse commitment with us on Monday evening.

"I committed to Syracuse while I was driving back from my visit on Sunday," Trudo stated. "It was like getting the weight of the world off of my shoulders because now I can just focus on my senior season. I mean, this was something that you know I was always leaning toward, so I was happy to get it done."

"The visit went real well and everything about it was great. The best thing about it was getting to sit down with all of the other players up there and finding out that I can relate with them a lot. The coaching staff was great, they were genuine with me and they did a great job of getting my parents to believe in what they are trying to do up there which is all I needed Coach (Doug) Marrone to do for me."

"For me, what won me over was the atmosphere and the engineering program because I want to be an engineer when I come out of college," Trudo explained. "I do see change happening right now with the program and I see winnings being brought into the program right now, so they're going to keep winning, start winning more and get to more quality bowl games and win those which is what I want to be a part of going forward."

As we had said before, winning over Trudo's parents was a big part of the game and it looks like the coaching staff did a great job of that on his official visit to seal the deal.

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