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Alin Edouard: Syracuse 'Will Always Be in the Picture'

The former four-star recruit heads to JUCO but keeps open the possibility that he may still don the Syracuse platinum.

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The long, strange saga of Alin Edouard may or may not have come to an end as far as the Syracuse Orange are concerned. However for the young QB recruit who will end up attending Garden City Community College instead of matriculating at SU next year, the hope is still alive.

We found out Edouard wasn't going to make it to SU on Tuesday and on Wednesday we found out why, via Stephen Bailey.

Edouard said when he initially left SU after working out with the team over the summer it was for a family issue, as Orange head coach Scott Shafer said and has maintained throughout Edouard's absence. However, a misunderstanding with his Hialeah (Fla.) High School transcript is what kept him home, he said.

According to Bailey, Edouard's NLI is null and void and his recruitment is officially wide open once again. Orange fans wondered about the timing of the announcement, which coincided with the news that George McDonald was leaving Syracuse for NC State, but that appears to be a coincidence. Edouard told Bailey that Syracuse "will always be in the picture."

Rated four-stars by ESPN, Edouard had received offers from Miami, Boston College, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State and others before committing to SU.

Also, turns out Syracuse beat reporters must have seen this coming all along...