The Syracuse Orange are still without a scholarship quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class. On Monday night, QB target Chance Amie announced that he’d head to the Houston Cougars. The three-star prospect was down to Syracuse and UH for his final decision.
Happy Birthday to my Pops ... Committed pic.twitter.com/ZZi1STxUki— Chance Amie (@chanceamie2018) June 26, 2017
Following the Orange’s recruiting camp a couple weekends ago, we took a look at Amie and fellow 2018 QB target Will Levis. Both are three-star passers, but it seemed like Syracuse had the better chance at landing Amie since we’d been recruiting the Texas product for awhile. Levis has offers from some bigger schools already like Ole Miss and Florida State (among others), so that certainly harms our chances there.
As former contributor Brandon Ross noted on Amie:
“They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that phrase certainly applies to Chance’s arm. He darts throws to his receivers and delivers the ball up to 50 yards downfield with accuracy and ease. He’s also a very mobile dual-threat with a known ability to throw the ball on the run.”
So with that, the program will hit reset on attracting a quality passer for this cycle. While Tommy DeVito just joined for the class of 2017, you never know what happens with QBs. As we’ve learned from recent history, injuries can come all too frequently at that position.
Congratulations to Chance on his decision to stay in-state with the Cougars. We’ll miss all of the Chance the Rapper references that might have been here at the blog.