Place at the Table

Drew Stefanelli is grinding it out in one of the most underappreciated positions in football these days at fullback, but he understands what he needs to do and where he needs to be over the next several months to earn scholarships. He recapped his Syracuse spring game experience with us on Monday night.

Drew Stefanelli, a 5-foot-11, 225-pound fullback from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md., has been opening holes for an elite running back in Wes Brown for years now and wants to continue doing it at the next level.

"Syracuse went pretty well," Stefanelli stated. "The football facilities were good and the weight room was really nice. I liked the Carrier Dome a lot and then the coaching staff talked about their philosophy toward coaching and how much they believe in discipline. Another thing they stressed was academics and that they graduate a very high percentage of their players, so that's definitely a big plus."

"The game was pretty intense," Stefanelli added. "I mainly watched the fullbacks and it was pretty competitive. They looked better than last year and that's good because I know that was a stepping stone for the Syracuse Football program in terms of the future. I met Corey Boatman while I was up there who is from our high school and got to see Antwon Bailey too who is from St. John's College near me."

"The staff says they're really interested and they like my size, but they want to see me catch the ball because they need that in their offense, so they want me to camp this summer. I'm not sure which date it will be, but I'll definitely be at camp with Syracuse this summer."

As a junior, Stefanelli was named honorable mention All-Conference.

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