Breedlove 'Shocked and Excited' by Cuse Offer

In-state athlete Demetrius Breedlove, who was on campus for a visit on Sunday, discusses being offered on the trip, interest in the Orange and more.

Rochester (N.Y.) McQuaid Jesuit tight end/defensive end Demetrius Breedlove visited the Syracuse campus on Sunday while several New Jersey prospects were also checking out the program. He was invited by defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, Syracuse’s recruiter for the Western New York area.

While visiting, Bullough and other members of the Syracuse staff extended a scholarship offer.

”I was sitting at a table and all of a sudden coach Bullough started walking over,” Breedlove said. “He came over with coach (Tim) Daoust and some other coaches and they said I had an offer. I was shocked and really excited.”

It was Breedlove’s first scholarship offer and it came from the big in-state school. While he did not grow up a Syracuse fan, he did follow the program due to proximity and ease of finding games on television. Many members of his family, including his uncle, are big Syracuse fans. So there was a lot of excitement when he relayed the news.

During the visit, Breedlove checked everything out from the practice to the facilities and got to see a different side of the Orange.

”It was great to see all of that,” Breedlove said. “I loved the facilities and the new practice building. Everything was top of the line. The coaches were just great guys and were very welcoming. It’s a great school with great academics and I’m heavily weighing the opportunity.”

Breedlove continues to discuss his options with his family and said he would not be afraid to commit early if he felt he found his home. However, he does want to go to several camps over the summer in the hopes of having several options in which to weigh.

Syracuse is recruiting the Upstate New York product as a versatile athlete who could play either tight end or defensive end, though Breedlove indicated the Orange are leaning towards the defensive side of the ball.

Breedlove is also the teammate of 2016 offensive tackle Noah DeHond who has picked up offers from Rutgers and Illinois. Syracuse has not offered yet, but remains in constant communication.

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