Brotzki excited about hometown offer

Jack Brotzki is a local quarterback prospect who camped at Syracuse earlier this week. He impressed the Orange coaches and grabbed an offer. Brotzki discusses the offer inside.

Quarterback is quickly becoming an important position in the 2016 class. Earlier in the week, local product Jack Brotzki participated in a camp and picked up an offer. Brotzki has spent the last two seasons at the helm of the Jamesville-DeWitt offense.

"I went to the camp," Brotzki said. "I was doing some throwing and working a lot with coach (Tim) Lester. Coach Shafer decided to pull me into his office and he extended the offer to me while we were talking.

"I was really excited obviously. He said he's been looking at me for a while. Even when he wasn't the head coach he's had an eye on me. It means a lot coming from him. Knowing that he believes I can play at Syracuse and play at that level."

The 6-foot-2 quarterback already has a strong relationship with Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer.

"I think he's great," Brotzki said. "He's been a coach there as long as my dad has. My dad is pretty good friends with him. He's a great guy and a great coach. He seems to really know what he's talking about. Overall, I just think he's a great guy."

While Syracuse has the obvious advantage of his father working within the athletics department, the junior signal caller still wants to take the process slow. He remains very interested in the Orange, but won't rule out any other potential suitors this early in his recruitment.

"I still want to go through the process," Brotzki said. "I don't think I'm ready to commit at this point. I've never really been to any other college campuses before besides Syracuse. I kind of just want to explore my options and see what happens."

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