As the Syracuse basketball class of 2013 looks for its first commitment, the football class is looking to add to its group. Thursday could be a huge day for Syracuse collectively as some prominent prospects make their decisions.
Tyler Ennis, a 5-star point-guard, has been the prospect the Syracuse staff has recruited the hardest and the longest. With a glaring need for a point-guard in the 2013 class, Ennis fits the bill as a talented player who can contribute right away. Assistant Coach Adrian Autry has followed the 6-foot-2 guard during the entire month of July, watching him in person at every event in which Ennis played.
The Orange have been long considered the favorite to land St. Benedict's Prep product and have continued to recruit him hard. Syracuse was the first team to contact on August 1st, when the contact period opened back up. A commitment from Ennis would not only be a great start to the class, but it could start a small domino effect as recruitment starts to pick up before basketball season begins.
Syracuse football target Matt Galambos is announcing his decision on Thursday as well. A 6-foot-2 linebacker, Galambos currently holds offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Yale, and Temple in addition to Syracuse. The 3-star prospect is one of the highest rated targets left on Syracuse's board. While he is ready to make his decision, he gave no indication on where he will be committing in a brief discussion earlier today.
He visited Syracuse towards the end of June, and came away impressed.
"I feel like when I as at Syracuse it was more of a college town, more of a college life, campus style and stuff," Galambos said. "Everything was close. The dorms were across the street from the facilities, which was still very convenient. The stadium was right in the middle of campus, which was pretty cool. "We went inside the Carrier Dome, which was huge. It's the biggest indoor stadium I've been in."
Defensive line coach Tim Daoust has been recruiting Galambos for the Orange. During his visit, he was shown the engineering building, as academics are a big factor in his recruitment.
"He was a very straightforward guy," he continued. "He didn't try to exaggerate anything. He said it's a hard school, it's tough academically and it may not be the school for some people. But if you want to come, work hard, challenge yourself, it's a good school. And they're building a program. I like him (Head Coach Doug Marrone). He's a really nice guy, too."
Galambos would be the third linebacker commit for the Orange and the ninth overall. A commitment would likely mean the linebackers are complete for the 2013 class.