Get to know Syracuse's Center of the Future today.
Name: Jason Emerich
Year: RS Freshman
Hometown: New Ringgold, PA
High School: Blue Mountain High School
2012 Stats: Jason redshirted, so, nada.
2013 Projections: Emerich is a good name to keep on your radar since he's basically Macky MacPherson's heir apparent at the Center spot. And if MacPherson goes down at any point, Jason's the most likely guy to crouch down in his place.
How'd He Get Here?: Citing the family atmosphere and the quality of the coaches and players, the Pennsylvania hog-molly chose us over Akron (obviously), Buffalo, UConn, Temple and UCF.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Rivals said two stars for Jason while Scout said three stars, as well as a ranking of 99th best guard.
Money Quote: I really got a good feel for the coaches, and we get along great. I’m real excited about the football program. I think Coach Marrone has it going in the right direction."
Tweets of Wonder: From last year...
What Does Shafer Think: The closest I can get is from Greg Adkins last year - "Emerich playing with the (second team) almost every rep in camp is just valuable experience."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Emerich participated in the Big 33 Classic, which pits the best high school football players from Pennsylvania and Ohio against each other. It's a pretty big deal and cool to see a Syracuse recruit involved. Marvin Harrison once played in the game.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: