One of the concerns for Syracuse fans is as Allen continues to gain momentum in recruiting circles is another program trying to poach the talented Texan from the Orange. Allen says, not to worry. "I might be honored if other big time schools came and offered me. But I'd have to tell them that I'm 100% happy with my decision at Syracuse University. I appreciate you thinking I'm good enough to play at the college level, but I gave my commitment to Syracuse University and they gave their commitment to me. I'm very happy where I am."
Scout.com rated the 6-foot-5, 240 lb. Raymon as a three-star recruit coming out of Council Rock North High School in New Town, Pa. where he recorded 28 tackles in an injury-shortened senior season. As a junior, he finished with 59 tackles, including four sacks.
Donte Greene, Syracuse: The 28th overall pick in 2008 has averaged 6.1 points over the last four seasons with the Sacramento Kings. Greene has a career field-goal percentage of 40.6 percent -- and he’s only made 30.6 percent of his 3-point attempts.
"People make mistakes," said Adam Ross, Melo's coach at Sagemont. "He made one, and it impacted a lot of people. I'm sure if he had the opportunity to do it all over again he would, and he would do it differently."
Spruill has made an impact ever since he took the field for the Orange during his freshman year. He started all 13 games during the 2010 season and was statistically one of the best defensive freshmen in the Big East, recording the second most tackles per game.
Doug Marrone and Syracuse University had two visitors on campus on Monday. They were MLB prospect Matt Galambos and WR/S prospect Rich Pappas. Both are from Pennsylvania, and they decided to take the trip together. Galambos is from Haverford, PA, while Pappas is from Philadelphia. Galambos holds a Syracuse offer while Pappas does not.
Marrone led Syracuse to a bowl game in his second season, a big breakthrough for the struggling program, and has made sure his team doesn’t lag far behind the rest of the Big East. The 2012 Orange lineup has to get stronger at the point of attack and reduce turnovers to move up the league standings.
Syracuse University wide receiver Alec Lemon and offensive lineman Justin Pugh have been named to Athlon Sports’ preseason all-Big East first team. Named to Athlon’s second team from SU are offensive lineman Zack Chibane, linebacker Marquis Spruill and kicker Ross Krautman. Quarterback Ryan Nassib, center Macky MacPherson, defensive lineman Deon Goggins and safety Shamarko Thomas are on the third team.
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