Quansah grabs 'Cuse offer at Camp

Every year, Syracuse offers prospects during their summer camp. On Saturday, the first one went out this year to 2016 linebacker prospect Koby Quansah. He discusses his camp experience and the offer inside.

West Hartford (Conn.) Kingswood Oxford linebacker Koby Quansah camped with Syracuse on Saturday. He was one of several talented prospects on campus and believes he performed well.

"I worked with coach (Clark) Lea, the linebackers coach," Quansah said. "I also worked with a graduate assistant (Siriki Diabate). He was a linebacker that played two years ago. Coach Bullough also came by. Going through the combine stuff, everything went well.

"I was a little shaky with the three-cone because I hadn't experienced that before. Everything went great. The coaches loved everything. Then we went to one on ones and that went really well. I learned a lot from the camp. Things that I wasn't use to before and I need to work on to go from high school to college. Coach Lea went in-depth with me about that."

Quansah is entering his junior year but is still one of the more talented players in the 2016 class in Connecticut. He said what linebackers coach Clark Lea was able to show him during camp impressed him and could play a part in his recruitment.

"It impacts me a lot," Quansah said. "Coach Lea, I've actually been in contact with. I've been calling him because I know the rules and he can't call me. We've been talking for a while trying to build the relationship together.

"This was our first meeting, and I love the way he coaches. He doesn't sugar coat things but he's a fun guy. He's here to help you and help you get better. It's just great finally getting to meet him and work with him."

After the camp was over, Quansah got some good news. The Orange were impressed enough by his performance that they decided to offer him a scholarship to play football at Syracuse.

"After the one on ones at the conclusion of the camp, we ended with going to watch film on every position," Quansah said. "Coach had recorded the drills that we went through. Right when we started watching the linebackers stuff, coach Bullough said coach Shafer wanted to talk with me and my parents.

"We went to coach Shafer's office and talked to him for a while. At the end, he said, ‘you have a scholarship from Syracuse University. I just said thank you very much."

The offer was not a complete surprise as Syracuse had been in touch previously. Still, it was a happy moment for the Kingswood Oxford School standout.

"I kind of expected it because coach Bullough came to my school a couple times," Quansah said. "He was telling me that I shouldn't be worried because they offered one of my receivers (Isaiah Wright) and not me. I just knew I had to go out there and earn it. So I knew the offer would come. I was excited for it.

"Right now Syracuse stands very high with me. I'm still open to every school out there, but I'm a Bronx native. I have family in New York. So that's close to where my mom could travel to. So she could see me and come up anytime she wants. So they stand pretty high with me."

Quansah added he plans to get back up to Syracuse either for a game this fall, or after the season where the coaching staff can spend more time with him.

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