A Syracuse tight end named Provo? Seemed to work out the first time.
Provo, who spent Tuesday breaking down film with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, became the Orange’s first 2013 commitment.
The younger brother of former standout SU tight end Nick Provo is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 28 tight end in his class, according to Scout.com. He is also rated as the No. 2 fullback in the nation by Rivals.com. Provo grabbed nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown while helping American Heritage School (Fla.) win the Class 3A state championship as a junior last fall.
Provo chose SU over offers from Boston College, UCF and FIU. He also apparently received interest from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Miami, Oregon and Wisconsin.
"I saw what he’s done at Syracuse so that kind of made my decision for me," Provo said. "I’ve been around the coaches there, I’ve seen some of the games, I’ve talked to some of the coaches so yeah, that helped me out a little bit."
He's got a lot to live up to at Syracuse. Nick left as the school's all-time leader in season catches for a tight end (51) and career receptions (92), ahead of the likes of Chris Gedney and John Mackey.
It's a bittersweet day for the Provo brothers. Tyler decided to play for Syracuse just as his brother gets cut by the Baltimore Ravens.