With the change in coaching staff, it was expected that the Syracuse Orange would both gain and lose some recruits for the class of 2016. Dino Babers and co. have a different philosophy, different needs and different way of evaluating talent, so upheaval was inevitable.
Defensive lineman Noel Brouse de-committed early today, and linebacker Dymelle Parker did the same over the weekend. Now, we learn that offensive guard commit Cam DeGeorge will flip over to Connecticut, per a quick note on his Twitter feed.
DeGeorge is a pretty big guy at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, but only had a handful of offers when he committed to Syracuse back in April. Temple was the only other FBS program to offer the Massachusetts product (he also had offers from FCS squads Colgate and Holy Cross) -- that is, until UConn apparently extended one here.
While he could likely redshirt for the Huskies, DeGeorge would be on the roster when Syracuse and UConn face off in 2016. Should thins go as planned for him, he could potentially be a starting guard for UConn when the teams play again in 2018.
With DeGeorge's decommit, that leaves Syracuse with just two offensive linemen in the class of 2016, which currently sits at just 10 after this weekend's changes. Aaron Servais is the program's newly-minted three-star addition from last week. While Sam Heckel's been committed for quite some time.
Syracuse could use more players in this class overall, obviously. And maybe another O-lineman. So expect to hear more on that front when the quiet period ends.