McElroy Recaps Orange Camp

2015 New Milford (NJ) athlete Andrew McElroy attended Syracuse's camp on Friday hoping to get an offer or at least jump on the Orange's radar. The rain made it a difficult experience, but received valuable coaching from Syracuse assistants. He breaks it down inside.

2015 New Milford (NJ) athlete Andrew McElroy has received interest from several schools early in the process in the form of letters and camp invites. He attended Syracuse's on Friday was pleased with his performance.

"It was good," McElroy said. "With the rain it was just tough to make catches and stuff. I played outside linebacker. There was a lot of footwork and working on opening my hips. At the beginning we also did a combine thing with the 40, broad jump, 3-cone drills, and 5-10-5 shuttle.

"I thought I performed well. There's definitely things I can work on. Like in the seven on sevens, just getting under with my coverages and staying with my man. But I think I performed well."

While McElroy did not get to speak to Syracuse coaches after the camp, he did get to work with some of the assistants during drills.

"With the elements, everyone got out of there as fast as they could after," McElroy explained. "I got to work with them during the drills. Things I did well were speed wise. My footwork was pretty good and getting in and out of my breaks. They told me things I need to work on, with the rain it was tough to catch the ball."

McElroy knows that in order to play linebacker at the next level, he is going to have to work on bulking up significantly.

"For the season this year, I'm trying to up to 190," McElroy admitted. "I'm at 180 now so I know I have to put on about five to ten pounds. If I want to play linebacker at the next level I know I have to be over 200."

The busy camp tour continues for McElroy who has already camped at Penn State in addition to Syracuse. He will be at Temple on Sunday, Yale, Rutgers and Army in the future. He will also be attending an elite camp at Akron on July 26.

McElroy's assistant coach, Preston Lawyer, said a coach from Dartmouth was very impressed with his performance at the Syracuse camp and will continue to recruit him.

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