Syracuse has their quarterback in the 2017 class. Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco signal caller Tommy DeVito has committed to the Orange, much to the delight of the Syracuse coaches. DeVito was on campus for a visit when he made the decision official, according to sources.
"I was more comfortable there than anywhere else," he said. "The offense is a perfect fit for me as well as the best coaching staff I have met."
DeVito came onto the Syracuse radar this winter, and the staff was enamored ever since. He visited in February, was offered during that trip and returned to campus a month later at the end of March.
"I was 90% sure after my second visit and after I saw practice," DeVito said. "I just wanted to see other teams practice to compare as well."
CuseNation.com sources indicate that DeVito skyrocketed up their quarterback board once he came onto their radar. They developed a strong relationship with him in order to become the school of choice. When he told the Orange coaches of his decision, he received a big response.
"They were ecstatic when I told them," DeVito said. "My and my family and the staff went back to coach Babers' office after our tour because my mom had never been to campus before. Once my mom gave me the thumbs up, I told them they were getting the hardest working quarterback they have ever seen and I am committing to Syracuse University."
Scout National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn believes Syracuse has added a quality quarterback with an accurate arm.
"He is comfortable in the pocket and he is patient," Dohn said. "He is able to get through progressions and he keeps his eyes down the field, and as he gains more experience, he will be a tad quicker in making throws to the his second and third options. DeVito has a good feel in the pocket and moves his feet well as feels pressure.
"He can tuck the ball and run, but that is not his forte. His arm strength is good, and he is accurate in throwing intermediate and deep passes. He can throw the 15-yard out with zip."
DeVito continues a mini pipeline Syracuse is developing at Don Bosco. The school is one of the powers in New Jersey, and it only helps the Orange to start developing relationships there. In the 2015 class, Syracuse signed three-star defensive back Daivon Ellison and adding preferred walk-on linebacker Kyle Kleinberg.
In fact, one of the reasons why DeVito wanted to commit early was to help the rest of the class. While declining to name specific targets, he tells CuseNation.com that he will be actively recruiting for the Orange.
The 6-foot-2 quarterback picked Syracuse over offers from Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers, Temple, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Colorado State.
You can view his junior highlights in the video at the top of the page.