Quarterback was set to be a thin position for the Syracuse Orange with the departures of Eric Dungey and Chance Amie. This weekend, head coach Dino Babers gained some depth at the position, as 3-star 2019 QB David Summers (CT) has committed to the Orange. Summers was on an official visit at Syracuse this weekend. The news was first reported by GameTimeCT (@GameTimeCT).
News: 3-star Connecticut QB David Summers (@David_summers12) has flipped from Maryland to Syracuse, per his private coach Leon Clarke. Summers was on campus this weekend for an official visit. @GameTimeCT had it first.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) January 27, 2019
Summers was committed to Maryland since May 2018. In the past two seasons, Summers has accumulated nearly 6,000 passing yards while tossing 88 touchdown passes. As Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com noted, Summers committed to Matt Canada, and was likely not to be on the roster under new coach Mike Locksley.
Star quarterback Eric Dungey wrapped up an illustrious career in Central New York this past season, leaving former blue-chip recruit Tommy DeVito to fill the void. Chance Amie, a 2018 3-star recruit, was expected to back-up DeVito, but announced his plans to transfer just two weeks ago. That move left just DeVito and Clayton Welch as the only quarterbacks on the roster, as former back-up Rex Culpepper was moved to tight end this season.
Barring any other last-minute commits, DeVito, Welch and Summers project to form the most important position group for the Orange. Summers could be a candidate for redshirt, but may gain some experience thanks to the new four-game redshirt rule.