Monquavion Brinson committed to the Syracuse Orange this past summer. However, with the change in staff, his status with the Orange was unknown. His father said that Monquavion would like to go to Syracuse, but that he would visit other schools in case the new staff would not honor Monquavion's scholarship offer. At beginning of this month visits had been scheduled to Indiana and Louisville.
Today, however, Stephen Bailey from the Post-Standard confirmed that Brinson had been in contact with the new staff and that they still wanted Brinson at Syracuse. Babers and staff have been looking bigger defensive backs to fit their Tampa 2 scheme. Brinson, at 5'11", is shorter than most defensive backs targeted by the new staff, but still taller than most of the defensive backs currently on the Orange roster. Brinson was also named to the Georgia Class 5A All-State team and will play in the Florida vs Georgia All Star game on Saturday.
Beesley Likes Syracuse
Last week, Syracuse offered former Bowling a Green commit Drew Beesley. Now Beesley has scheduled an official visit to Syracuse in mid-January. In an interview with Stephen Bailey, Beesley said that Syracuse offered "a great education and great football, they play in the ACC, [and] they play against great teams, great competition." Beesley went on to say that "the only thing left to do is to get on campus, get a feel for it and make sure it feels like home."
Moe Neal to Arrive at Syracuse January 15th
Athlete Moe Neal will be enrolling early. He will sign is grant-in-aid agreement in January and intends to arrive on campus January 15th. Before then, Neal will be playing in the 10th Annual Offense Defense All-American Senior Bowl held in Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend. QB commit Lindsey Scott will be playing in the game as well and has been getting to know his fellow 'Cuse commit during the week of practices.
Scott Named USA Today Offensive Player of the Year
Another day, another award for Syracuse QB commit Lindsey Scott, Jr. Scott was voted the Offensive Player of the Year in Louisiana by USA Today. Scott complied over 5,000 yards from scrimmage and accounted over 60 touchdowns for his team which won the Louisiana State Championship.