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Syracuse Football Recruiting: Orange Add Preferred Walk-On Linebacker Adam Dulka

A quick note on the 2016 recruiting front yesterday...

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The Syracuse Orange picked up a 2016 commitment late yesterday. Ohio inside linebacker Adam Dulka told Scout he would join SU as a preferred walk-on. Dulka visited campus last month, and his relationship with linebackers coach Tom Kaufman and the schools' facilities sold him on the decision. He'd originally started talking to Kaufman back when the coach was a member of Dino Babers's staff at Bowling Green.

He talked to Mike McAllister on the decision:

"I want to mold myself into a faster, more physical linebacker. Secondly, I’m drawn to Syracuse because of the competition. I will have to compete with great athletes for playing time within the program. As a player at Syracuse, I will get to compete against several of the best teams in the country. That’s really what it’s all about. Beating the best to become the best. And from what I’ve seen, Syracuse seems like a great atmosphere in terms of supporting that mentality."

Dulka is 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds, and comes to Syracuse from Huntington Valley's University School. He's the second linebacker from Ohio to join Syracuse for 2016, along with Andrew Armstrong.

While he had no scholarship offers from other Division 1 schools, Dulka did have a similar preferred walk-on offer from Tulane. See? Dan and I aren't far off when we discuss Tulane on the podcast nearly every week.

Dulka will join the Orange this summer. He'll be one of several "preferred walk-ons" on the roster, a list that also includes quarterbacks Zack Mahoney and Tyler Gilfus.