Just a week after his official visit with the Syracuse Orange, three-star safety Andre “Dre” Cisco has committed to SU.
As we mentioned in our earlier rundown of the 2018 class -- both committed and targeted players -- spending time with the larger group of verbal commits over the weekend could’ve helped here.
Bringing in a safety is a big deal for Syracuse in this class, especially considering the program’s recent departures in the secondary (Daivon Ellison and Cordell Hudson both announced transfers). Cisco, along with some fantastic potential for tech and SISQO puns, will bring speed to the safety position along with fellow commit Cameron Jonas.
Cisco chose Syracuse over offers from Nebraska and Illinois, primarily. He was also pursued by Bowling Green, Northwestern and Vanderbilt.
Though Cisco attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this isn’t “necessarily” another Florida prospect. Cisco grew up in Valley Stream, N.Y. (on Long Island, like your author). He’s 6-foot-0 and 186 pounds, according to 247Sports, which probably fits the build of safeties Brian Ward’s looking for in the Tampa-2 more than the smaller-sized safeties Scott Shafer recruited.
That’s 15 players committed now for the class of 2018, including three defensive backs (Cisco, Jonas and Trill Williams). That might be it in terms of DBs for this group too, given how many have been brought in over the last couple cycles.
Congrats to Dre on his decision, and welcome aboard! Highlights are also below.