Why Charley Loeb Chose SU

News of the QB's commitment first broke on the SyracuseFan.com message boards. Inside – what coaches he loves and what "blew him away" about SU.

Charley Loeb was the cherry on top of a big recruiting day for the Orange.  The left-handed gunslinger has committed to Syracuse University, adding to the program's stable of quarterbacks.

Loeb has the prototypical size, listed as 6'4", 210.  This past season at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts, Loeb threw for 19 touchdowns across the span of 8 games.  His season high was 5 touchdowns in one game. 

The left-handed Loeb is used to a lot of offense.  In 5 of the 8 games, his Spartans scored more than 31 points.

Loeb said he was knocked out by the Carrier Dome, and was "blown away" by the weight room and the facilities.  Most of all, Loeb loved the coaches.

"They're really intelligent, high-character guys," said Loeb, who Scout.com lists as a two-star prospect.

Loeb singled out Rob Spence, the new offensive coordinator, who Loeb had the most contact with.

"Just look at his track record," said Loeb.  "He's produced some really efficient quarterbacks."

As Spence, head coach Doug Marrone, and the rest of the new coaching staff evaluate a roster that is in-flux, they told Loeb that he'd be joining a team where a lot of opportunities will develop.

"The coaches told me, ‘you're on the same level that everybody is here, because we're just getting to know them too,'" said Loeb.  "They said, ‘you will have just as much opportunity to compete for playing time as anyone else will."

Loeb is already said that all the players he met are all "good guys."  He said that he's excited to play with Florida linebacker E.J. Carter, because he just "loves football."  Loeb said he's already "on the same page" with wide receiver Alec Lemon, and that hopefully there will be a lot of connections between the two in the future.

- Zach Smalt

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