Syracuse Football Just Gained 595 Pounds

Eric Crume earned "The Rock" at Joe Cullen Big Man football camp via detroitk12.org

No, Kimmel Dining Center didn't have a run on Chalupas. The Orange received two commitments for their football Class of 2011 and both of them bring a certain...weight, with them.

First up, OL/DE Robert Trudo, who had such a great time at Syracuse last weekend that he decided to commit for play here. The 280-pounder is a great get for the Orange, who locked him over Boston College, West Virginia, Penn State, Pitt, Cincy (and AKRON!!!).

A month ago, Trudo said it was between SU, West Virginia and BC. That he picked SU the week of the West Virginia game is a nice little bonus. Rated as three-star talent by Scout, he's considered the 70th-best OL in the nation.

Trudo spoke to Nolan Weidner about why he chose the Orange:

"I was excited. I decided to go ahead. I didn’t want to waste other people’s time."

"The campus is nice," he said. "Syracuse is not too much of a city and it’s not too rural."

Take that, West Virginia...you rural people, you. Check out some clips of him on both sides of the ball:

The second commitment of the last day is 315-pound DT Eric Crume from Detroit. What does it take to get a guy with interest from Iowa, Michigan State and Michigan to commit to SU? Turns out sometimes it's just the little things...

"Coach Marrone wished me a happy birthday," he said.

Crume said he was impressed with "the direction of the program" at SU.

Probably doesn't hurt that Crume was recruited by Tyrone Wheatley and I'm guessing he grew up as a Michigan fan. Here's Crume in action:

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