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Syracuse Football Recruiting: 2018 3-star TE Gabe Horan commits to SU

Horan is the first 2018 recruit to commit to Syracuse.

Gabe Horan’s Twitter @horangabe11

The Syracuse Orange received its first Class of 2018 commitment, and it came from a local recruit. Baldwinsville (NY) Baker tight end Gabe Horan visited Syracuse on Wednesday, and decided to commit on the spot, according to Scout.com.

“I chose Syracuse because it's right down the road from where I live,” Horan said. “And I love the coaches.”

Horan is rated three stars and is listed at 6’6”, 260 pounds by Scout. He is unrated by the other major recruiting services. Syracuse first offered Horan in mid-January. In addition to Syracuse, Horan also received offers from Boston College and Buffalo.

While Horan is primarily being recruited as a tight end, he also told Syracuse.com that depending on his weight, the Orange coaching staff may decide to line him up at other positions as well.

“The coaches see me at tight end, but if I put on 30 pounds they might move me to tackle,” Horan said. “As of now they want me at tight end. They can see me catching the ball and putting me on the line to block, too.”

Syracuse returns zero scholarship tight ends from last season, but did see two sign with the Orange in this past recruiting class, JUCO transfer Ravian Pierce and incoming freshman Aaron Hackett.