With the spring evaluation period in full swing, we were expecting to hear a bit more movement on the Syracuse Orange football recruiting front. On Saturday morning, that expectation already seems accurate.
Quarterback Tommy DeVito, a pro-style passer from New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep, committed to the Orange today, according to Scout. DeVito visited SU twice this winter -- once in February and another time in late March. He made the decision while on campus, but the announcement didn't come until today.
DeVito, who's a 6-foot-2 and 185-pound three-star, picked Syracuse over Maryland, Boston College, Rutgers and Temple, among others.
Scout's Brian Dohn had this to say about him:
"He is comfortable in the pocket and he is patient. He is able to get through progressions and he keeps his eyes down the field, and as he gains more experience, he will be a tad quicker in making throws to the his second and third options. DeVito has a good feel in the pocket and moves his feet well as feels pressure. He can tuck the ball and run, but that is not his forte. His arm strength is good, and he is accurate in throwing intermediate and deep passes. He can throw the 15-yard out with zip."
Should DeVito end up at Syracuse come National Signing Day, he'd be the third Don Bosco player on the roster, following Kyle Kleinberg and Daivon Ellison.
DeVito is the third commitment of the 2017 cycle, joining wide receiver Daewood Davis and linebacker Isaiah McDuffie.
Tape on DeVito is below. You'll also want to marvel at this Twitter post...
I AM COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY! pic.twitter.com/INbKnQ9H3D— Tommy DeVito (@tommydevito007) April 16, 2016