Staten Island's Cornelius Commits To Cuse

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I believe it was John Oliver who made a joke about how Wikipedia once said his middle name was Cornelius. And, though he was upset that Wikipedia had incorrect information about him, he kinda wished his middle name actually was Cornelius cause it's a fantastic name.

Anyway, we have a Cornelius now.

The Syracuse University football team picked up its second commitment in four days today when wide receiver Alvin Cornelius of Tottenville High School on Staten Island told coaches he wants to play for the Orange in 2012.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver made 32 catches for 695 yards and 14 touchdowns during his junior season and is considered the best football player in Staten Island, maybe even NYC, by some.

"He's one of the two best players in the city," Munson said. "When the ball's in the air, Alvin goes up to get it. He's hard to cover."

"Alvin is one the top juniors in the entire state," said national analyst Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports. "He looks the ball into his hands and then becomes an elusive runner. He's a special player."

He also won the Al Fabbri Award, given annually to the top scholastic grid player on Staten Island.

He apparently drew interest from Oregon, Miami (FL), Temple, Syracuse, Rutgers and Connecticut though the Orange were the only ones to offer. He doesn't show up on Scout or Rivals rankings, but hopefully SU just snagged themselves another hidden gem.

The Syracuse offense of the future has been finding its identity this week. SU also picked up a commitment from Georgia TE Jarrod Parris a few days ago.

Update: Cornelius received an offer from Akron. Of course, he did.

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