Name: Zack Mahoney
Hometown: LaGrange, IL
High School: Lyons Township
2014 Stats: Zack threw for 1,943 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 212 yards while QBing for The College of DuPage (Illinois).
2015 Projections: Zack is fifth on the depth chart and, while this is no reflecting on him as a person or QB, something will probably have gone very wrong if he's seeing time on the field this season.
How'd He Get Here?: Mahoney actually did his own recruiting, sending a tape to Syracuse OC (then-QB coach) Tim Lester last year. Lester offered him a preferred walk-on spot and he accepted. This entire process went down in about a month's time. A late bloomer in football, Zack also had preferred walk-on offers from Indiana and Illinois but felt like Syracuse was the best fit for him.
What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: They didn't rate Mahoney at the time.
Money Quote: "I definitely feel like for this upcoming fall I can compete for backup position behind Terrel."
Links of Wonder: Syracuse football adds JUCO QB Zack Mahoney as preferred walk-on
Twitterfeed: It was @poaggy16 but he deactivated it.
Instagrams of Wonder:
What Does the Coaching Staff Think?: Didn't see any quotes off-hand but clearly Tim Lester is a fan.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Fellow JUCO transfer Trey Dunkelberger became a quick friend during the "recruiting" process.
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