The run of commitments for Syracuse continued on Friday when they landed their first offensive lineman in the 2017 class. Glenelg (Md.) High offensive tackle Dakota Davis committed to the Orange Friday late morning, multiple sources told Scout.
"(It was the) academics and what I wanted to study," Dakota said of his commitment. "I was waiting for the 'Cuse offer. I really liked the atmosphere, the coaching staff and it has great academics."
The commitment from the 6-foot-5 offensive lineman marks the third pledge since Tuesday and fifth since Saturday's camp. His primary recruiter was Reno Ferri, who is leading the Orange's efforts in the Washington (D.C.), Maryland and Virginia area.
Davis visited Syracuse back in late February, and called the visit "nice all around." He was impressed by the Carrier Dome, the atmosphere and the noise from the fan base during a basketball game.
"That's a great atmosphere, really one of a kind," Davis said after his visit. "I had to keep telling myself it was only half full. The fans were that great only half full. I can't imagine what its like full."
Less than four months later, Dakota pledged to Syracuse. He picked up an offer from the Orange earlier in the week, and wasted no time picking them as his future home. Dakota may end up as an interior lineman for Syracuse.
He picked the Orange over offers from UConn, Ohio and Old Dominion.