Phillips Academy (IL) defensive tackle Chris Elmore has comitted to Syracuse, the Class of 2017 prospect announced in a tweet on Saturday. Elmore is currently taking an official visit to SU this weekend and said he “felt at home” while at Syracuse.
“While on my Official visit to Syracuse this weekend, I felt at home and believe this is a place where I would love to spend my next 4 years at,” Elmore wrote. “Playing ACC ball has always been a dream of mine, and it was hard for me to turn down playing for a program like Syracuse.”
Elmore is rated three stars and the No. 79 defensive tackle in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports. As a senior, Elmore helped lead Phillips Academy to an 11-2 record and a semifinals appearance in the Class 4A Illinois High School Association football tournament.
The Chicago prospect is one of several players Syracuse coach Dino Babers and his staff are targeting in hopes of swaying them to sign with the Orange on National Signing Day on Feb. 1.
Elmore was previously committed to Western Michigan, but reopened his recruitment after former WMU coach P.J. Fleck left for Minnesota. In addition to both Syracuse and Western Michigian, Elmore holds offers from Rutgers, Indiana, Florida Atlantic and Buffalo, among others.
Read Elmore’s full announcement below.