The Syracuse Orange were in the running for four-star 2019 running back Patrick Garwo today, but ultimately came up short to the rival Boston College Eagles. Garwo picked BC over SU, Rutgers, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Virginia at a public ceremony (that was also broadcast live) on Wednesday.
Garwo, from Pennsylvania (Fairless Hills), is ranked among the top running backs in the class and a top 400 or so prospect according to the 247Sports composite.
Obviously it’s great to stay in these sorts of battles, but you do want to win them every so often — especially given Syracuse’s needs at running back. The Orange have fended off big names before (see: Cornelius Nunn’s commitment over Miami, Auburn and others last week), and there are several four-stars on the roster. But real improvement is fueled by an even larger influx of those types of athletes. Wins will help attract more of those players too, clearly.
Syracuse currently has seven players committed for 2019, with three on offense and four on defense. Garwo would’ve been the team’s first running back for the class.
Best of luck at BC, Patrick — but not TOO much, since we will face you at some point in the future. And better luck on the next one, SU.