While the Syracuse Orange football program has historically worried about its top recruits flipping this late in a given cycle, times appear to have changed after SU went 10-3 this past season.
On Monday, Miami signee Jason Muñoz got out of his letter of intent with the ‘Canes and pledged to Syracuse just over a week out from National Signing Day. The day before that, Maryland QB commit David Summers flipped to the Orange to help fix a potential position of concern for SU after Chance Amie transferred out.
Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey chatted with Summers on why he flipped to ‘Cuse — insights which took a look at the depth chart situation (of course), Dino Babers and his staff, plus an Orange program on the rise. Well worth checking out Bailey’s full piece to get some rare long-form insights on how this staff is attracting talent and pivoting from selling the vision of a rebuild to the reality we saw this year.
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Summers: “Yes, and that’s also what I was looking for, too. I want to play sooner than later. I don’t want to go somewhere and sit all four years. So with the quarterback transferring out and with Tommy being most likely the starter next year and not a lot (behind) him, I kind of felt like that was the perfect fit for me.”
As Schayes went up for a shot, a stray ball rolled underneath him. He came down and twisted his ankle. “It was bad,’’ Schayes said. “It was a big deal.’’ Schayes played that night, as he described it, “on one-and-a-half legs’,’ and Syracuse outlasted Purdue 70-63 to advance to the NIT championship game against Tulsa.
Syracuse slated as No. 8 seed in Midwest region against No. 9 Auburn (playing in Columbus, Ohio for first two rounds).
Syracuse slated as No. 9 seed in West region against No. 8 Washington (playing in Columbus, Ohio for first two rounds)
Staying motivated was “very hard” for her, especially because the practices were often early in the morning. Even though she had to go to practice, she couldn’t travel with the team to games. To stay positive, she just imagined herself playing this season. “I was just thinking, that next year, I would play,” Djaldi-Tabdi said. “I just kept thinking about it. Coach (Hillsman) and coach Amadou were always talking to me.”
Penalties don’t exactly dictate wins, losses for Syracuse (Daily Orange)