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Syracuse Football Recruiting: DE Brandon Ginnetti Will Enroll in January

The Class of 2015 defensive end has endured a long road to join the Orange.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

When Brandon Ginnetti verbally committed to the Syracuse Orange in June of 2014, he expected to sign his National Letter of Intent on February 4th, 2015 and be on campus for summer workouts. However, Ginnetti broke his foot before the beginning of his senior year of high school football. As a result, Syracuse asked Ginnetti to delay signing his letter of intent, and instead attend prep school for the fall of 2015, with a plan to join the Orange in January of 2016.

Ginnetti attended Cheshire Academy in Connecticut to prove he was healthy enough to continue to compete on the football field. After watching Ginnetti play this fall, Syracuse has now honored their scholarship offer and Ginnetti will, in fact, enroll in January as planned. Ginnetti said he will sign his financial aid agreement in December, according to Stephen Bailey from

Ginnetti will join a young group of defensive ends. Donnie Simmons will exhaust his eligibility this year and Ron Thompson has one more year of eligibility left, if he decides not to leave early to pursue an NFL career.  Luke Arciniega will have an additional year after being granted two years of medical redshirts. Every other defensive end on the roster will be a freshman, sophomore or red shirt sophomore next year.

Here's a look at Ginnetti's highlights from his junior year at Hamden Hall: