Cuse commits wavering?

There has been an increasing amount of chatter about a couple of the top recruits in Syracuse's incoming recruiting class wavering on their verbal commitments. Well, we did some checking and here's the latest…


Greensburg Central Catholic teammates Cody Catalina and Max Suter will indeed follow through on their verbal commitments and sign with the Orange next week, both told Syracusefan.com tonight.

Suter, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound defensive back rated amount the top 40 safeties in the nation, was also a standout center fielder on the baseball field and was rumored to be considering going that route. Alabama wanted him badly for baseball, but, he said "I told them I'm not coming."

"I'm definitely going to Syracuse. I'm really excited," said Suter, who runs a 4.39-second 40-yard dash.

Teammate Cody Catalina will be inking a National Letter of intent with SU as well, despite some recent internet buzz that Penn State was starting to sniff around.

"I heard that. I don't know where that came from," said the 6-4, 195-pound Catalina, Scout.com's No. 37 quarterback in the nation. "I haven't talked to Penn State since, probably, my junior year.

Catalina will be at Penn State this weekend, but it will be pleasure, not business, as he's taking a road trip to visit his friend Nick Sukay, who plays for Penn State. But he's a lock for Syracuse, said Catalina, an early commit who pledged SU last June.

The two players grew up a few blocks from each other and have played together on every level, so needless to say, they're looking forward to continuing their friendship in college.

"We were excited when we got to play together in high school, now to play together in college is something we always wanted to do," Catalina said.

Suter's position remains up in the air – he could play safety, cornerback, running back or wide receiver. He'll spend the next few months trying to get bigger and stronger in an effort to earn early playing time.

"It's all up to how I perform," he said.

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