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Syracuse football recruiting: Could Orange end up adding Chance Amie at quarterback?

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The former SU target makes sure to cover all bases.

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When we last looked over the Syracuse Orange’s recruiting situation, there was no quarterback included in the 2018 class yet. While that is still likely to remain true, SU may have gotten a little closer to adding one this weekend.

Chance Amie, a three-star dual-threat quarterback from Tyler, Tex., was on campus for his official visit. Though he chose the Houston Cougars over Syracuse back in June, the offensive coaching staff situation has since change for UH.

Amie is still committed to the Cougars, but did tell Syracuse.com that he wanted to evaluate all of his options before the early signing period (when he intends to sign with his school of choice).

When asked about Amie’s visit, 247Sports’ Mike McAllister shared that it went “very well.” However we’ll have to wait and see if that’s well enough for a flip here in the closing days before early signing day.

Amie is 6-foot-3 and 191 pounds, and ranks around the top 1,000 in the 247Sports composite. Along with SU and Houston, he also had offers from North Carolina, Iowa State, Rutgers and Virginia (along with a bunch of other C-USA/Sun Belt/MAC schools). The Texas product is known for his big arm and an ability to throw on the run, which is something we’re used to seeing these past three years with Eric Dungey under center.

Should Syracuse add Amie, he’d be the 19th player in the 2018 class, and would be our second from Tyler. Recent verbal commit Tre Allison is also from the area, though he went to Tyler High School (while Amie attends Robert E. Lee High School).

The Orange definitely didn’t want to just add a QB for the sake of it in this class, so coming back around on Amie is a little more ideal. SU had pursued him for awhile before he chose Houston over the summer, so it’s far from a rushed addition.

The early signing period is in just two days. Here’s an explainer on what to expect, and we’ll keep an eye out for news before Wednesday.