When the Orange started the 2015 recruiting cycle, a QB wasn't in the cards. The Orange assessed their needs throughout the season and apparently saw that it was still a position that could use reinforcements. This led to the offer of 2015 QB Donovan Hale. He was the only other QB on the board until Eric Dungey popped onto the radar. The staff offered Dungey last Saturday, and he took an official visit to campus last week.
Apparently he was a fan of what he saw, as he joined the Orange's 2015 class today.
I'm excited to announce my commitment to Syracuse University #GoOrange— Eric Dungey (@EricDungey) November 24, 2014
Dungey will be the 6th scholarship QB on the roster (assuming Alin Edouard makes it to campus in January) when he signs his letter of intent in February. With the news of Sonny Abramson, a top target in 2016, committing to Virginia, this is great news for the Orange as they look to have very similar styles from their tape.
He's also a potential January enrollee. The Orange have four open scholarships for January enrollees, and can take a class of 29 players combined between January and summer.
Dungey committed to the Orange over offers from Navy, Nevada, Wyoming, UNLV; as well as Ivy League schools like Harvard, Yale, and Brown.
From the first play of the tape, you can see that Dungey has a great arm, as he drops the ball perfectly into his WR from 40 yards. He has the ability to put the ball on a line to his wideouts as well with a bit of zip. He also progresses through a few reads on certain plays, which you don't see too often in a high school QB.
He also shows great skills running the ball. His vision looks excellent as he keeps his eyes downfield while running, and a few times turned a rollout into a deep completion. Dungey looks very comfortable in an option offense as well. I think he'll fit into our offense well (provided Lester doesn't change too much this offseason) and has a very high upside with his size and speed.