Official solidifies Edouard's status

Alin Edouard has been committed to Syracuse for three months. Over the weekend, he took his first visit to the Orange campus. He breaks it down inside.

Hialeah (Fla.) High quarterback Alin Edouard committed to Syracuse without ever seeing the campus in person. Over the weekend, he took his official visit to Central New York.

"The atmosphere was so great," Edouard said. "I just love Syracuse. About the visit, it was great. I'm at the airport right now and just a little upset that I have to leave. The visit was awesome. My favorite part was being able to sit down and talk to the coaches.

"Just get to know the coaches more. The thing I like about Syracuse is that they don't focus on you just about football. They have great academics. Some schools out there can tell you all day about being a football player, but Syracuse takes care of you both ways."

Edouard also was able to spend time with his future coaches. Head coach Scott Shafer, offensive coordinator George McDonald and quarterbacks coach Tim Lester.

"They just can't wait for me to come," Edouard said. "They can't wait to work with a quarterback like me from South Florida. They told me I'm going to be great up here. They don't have any favoritism, but they believe in me."

Two more parts of the visit that stood out to Edouard were the food and basketball game.

"When we went to Dinosaur Barbecue, I never ate so much in my life," Edouard said. "This weekend, I ate a lot. We ate like four times a day. Like every three hours there was something. We ate so much.

"The basketball game, it was great. I've been around some great basketball teams, but Syracuse is great. They always finish strong. It was a great atmosphere. I hung out with the freshman point guard, Tyler Ennis, yesterday."

The visit solidified Edouard's status as a Syracuse commit.

"Yeah I'm done," Edouard said. "I love Syracuse and that's where I'm going."

Edouard was with two friends, and priority Syracuse targets, in Steve Ishmael and Juwan Dowels. He believed both loved what they saw on the trip.

"They enjoyed their visit," Edouard said. "Juwan kept on smiling and Steve was having fun also. We were just having a good time together. They both like Syracuse too."


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