Syracuse has started their big recruiting weekend with a bang. Canadian linebacker Tyrell Richards committed to the Orange on Saturday according to multiple sources. Richards subsequently confirmed the news via social media.
Richards camped at Syracuse on Saturday after impressing the staff previously at a The Hun School satellite camp. The recruiting process started at that satellite camp and has only lasted about a week before the 6-foot-3 linebacker decided to pull the trigger.
"I picked Syracuse because it's a great school and has the number one communications program in the country," Richards said. "That is what I plan on studying. After today, I saw it was a sick, a great group of guys and the coaches are committed to the process.
"I did so today because it was the school I was most interested in."
Richards becomes the first linebacker to commit to Syracuse in their 2017 class and the fourth player overall. He said the coaches were ecstatic when he told them of his decision.
What type of player is the Canadian talent?
"I'm a hard working, hard hitting linebacker who loves to come down hill and also loves to cover," Richards said. "I play with a killer instinct who is always around the ball."