JUCO DT Shaq Grosvenor Adds Depth, Upside to Orange Roster

What is Syracuse getting in junior college defensive tackle Shaq Grosvenor, who signed with the Orange on Friday? Details inside.


Committed Over: Shaquille Grosvenor committed to Syracuse over Arkansas State. 

Rated: Grosvenor is not rated by Scout.com.

Evaluation:  Grosvenor has traits you like that suggest upside. He is quick off the ball and is able to shoot the gap in order to get into the backfield. When he keeps his pad level low, he is able to get a push even against double teams. Grosvenor has a lot of athleticism and quickness, that should help him at the next level. He needs to work on keepin his pad level low, as he often gets too upright too quickly. That will allow division one offensive linemen to gain leverage and take him out of the play. 

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Recruiting Impact: Syracuse has done a nice job at filling the gaps in the roster with junior college talent that can help and provide depth right away. Grosvenor certainly helps with the depth at defensive tackle, as the Orange are short at that position. His commitment is unlikely to have any large recruiting ramifications, other than to further establish relationships with prominent junior college programs. 

Final Thought: Grosvenor fills a key need as Syracuse was unable to get that second defensive tackle in the 2017 class before National Signing Day. He gives Syracuse a player of high character, with strong academics and upside should he continue to work hard and develop his skills. 

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