Jared Kimmel Set for Signing Day

New York standout Jared Kimmel had a great time on his official visit to Syracuse, and he is set to sign with the Orange on National Letter of Intent Day on February 1st.

Jared Kimmel, a 6-foot-5, 230 pound defensive end/linebacker prospect from Harpursville, N.Y., led his team to their most successful season in 17 years.

"We ended up 4-4. That is great for us, though --it was the first time that we were above .500 for a long time. Last year, we did not even win a game," Kimmel said. "I played pretty good. I think I had over 90 tackles."

Kimmel is athletic enough at 6-foot-5 to play some offense and even rushed for a team season-high of 204 yards in one game.

"I played some fullback. I think I had around 720 rushing yards. I think I'll play defensive end in college, but they are also considering me at outside linebacker."

Kimmel was also able to check out what Syracuse had to offer when he took his official visit in December.

"I had a great time on the visit. We had a great meeting with the coaches and went over signing day and what it would be like. They will be sending me a packet the day before signing day."

"It was also fun to meet the players. We went to the football banquet and that was very nice," Kimmel said.

Kimmel also formed a friendship with his player host.

"Ben Maljovec was my host. He played at safety this year, but he may be moving down to linebacker next year. He was a really nice guy. I actually just called him up earlier in the week and talked to him. It is nice to know that I have someone on the team that I can talk to or just go to work out with."

Kimmel recently had his in home visit with Coach Robinson.

"It was really neat. It is not everyday that you have a head coach come into your home and spend time with you like that. He is just a great guy to talk to. It is nice to just sit back and listen to him -- he has some great things to say," Kimmel explained.

Kimmel told us what he would say to any prospective Syracuse recruit.

"I would tell them what a great program it is. The new facilities are awesome and they have a great coaching staff. The new dorms there are just great. It is just a great place to be."

Kimmel, who was an All Metro selection, is following in the footsteps of his father Jamie and his uncle Jeff Kimmel who attended and played for Syracuse University.

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