Could Syracuse Upgrade Feleccia?

Sam Feleccia is a player that Syracuse has invited onto the program as a preferred walk-on already, however after an absolutely awesome performance in the Pennsylvania Class AAAA title game which earned him MVP, the Orange coaching staff may want to take a second look at him as a scholarship player.

Sam Feleccia may not have great timed speed with a 4.65 40-yard dash, but he has a very strong 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame, strong hands and the ability to make plays with the ball in his hands after the catch that could make him a very effective possession receiver at the FBS level. We talked to him about his thoughts on Syracuse and what his unofficial visit was like earlier this year.

"I went to a Syracuse game when they played Cincinnati and it was really nice there," Feleccia explained. "The dome was really cool and there was a ton of fan support up there. They were playing Cincinnati who was undefeated this season and they played them extremely tough. They played them really tough in the first half and then in the second half they turned it over twice when they were on the goal line which killed them a bit. I was pretty impressed with how well they played them given how highly Cincinnati was ranked."

"I talked to Coach Drayton about two weeks ago and I like him a lot," Feleccia added. "He's a great guy and seems like he knows a lot about the game, so I know I'd have great coaching. He told me that right now I'd be a preferred walk-on for them, but that things could change with time and that he wanted me to keep them in mind."

"I'd like to think my performance in the state championship will help me out with all schools, including Syracuse as I did play well. I really liked the campus and felt comfortable up there and when I camped there this summer I was really comfortable with how the coaches handled things there. We'll see what happens with them."

As a senior, Feleccia carried the ball 44 times for 275 yards and one touchdown and also had 29 catches for 455 yards and five scores.

He played quarterback in the Wildcat offense for LaSalle in the state title game, carrying the ball 21 times for 160 yards and a touchdown, easily earning MVP honors.

Feleccia hold the Pennsylvania Class AAAA State Championship trophy on Saturday:


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