Family Ties

SMU QB commit David Moore was offered by Syracuse on Tuesday and he has a family connection to the school. His dad is an alum who played lacrosse at the school. Moore discusses his interest in Syracuse, if he will consider them despite his commitment, the family connection and more inside.

Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester was in Georgia on Tuesday and stopped by Milton High to watch three-star quarterback David Moore, an SMU commit, throw in person. Needless to say, Lester liked what he saw.

"Well he came out and watched me practice today," Moore said. "I did really well and afterwards he messaged me (on social media) and told me to call him. We spoke for about 35 minutes and then he offered."

The two discussed what Moore's role would be at Syracuse and how he fits into what the Orange are trying to do offensively under coach Lester. Lester also expressed to Moore that Syracuse really wants him and was very impressed by what he saw on Tuesday. He reiterated that Moore fits Syracuse's system perfectly.

The offer was not just an ordinary one for Moore, who has been committed to the Mustangs for a few weeks. The Milton High standout's father played lacrosse up at Syracuse and still follows the program and Orange athletics in general.

"It meant a lot because before I committed, Syracuse was a place that I had wanted an offer almost the most from," Moore said. "I was happy because he offered me after watching me play my game and he knows what I can do. So that was a good feeling."

Moore wasn't the only one who was happy. His father was as well.

"He was super pumped," Moore said. "And he spoke with coach Lester as well. He liked him too. So my Dad was definitely really proud of me and excited for me."

Even with all of that excitement, Moore is still committed elsewhere. Do the Orange have a real shot at flipping the SMU pledge or is just picking up the offer something that was a goal but holds no longterm credence?

"All I will say is that Syracuse is the only other school that will get a real hard look at this point," Moore said.

Moore is rated as the 44th best quarterback prospect in the 2016 class, ironically one spot ahead of three-star target Anthony Brown. Brown is visiting Virginia Tech this weekend and will decide the following week. Syracuse is only looking to take one quarterback this cycle.

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