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Early signing period: 2020 Maximilian Mang and Mark Petry sign with Syracuse

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A welcome addition from overseas in the early signing period

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As the faxes were rolling in this morning, two unanticipated additions to the Syracuse Orange signing class inked their letters of intent. Hailing from Germany, tight end Maximilian Mang and offensive tackle Mark Petry both signed for the Orange.

Mang is a tight end on a huge frame. The 6-foot-7, 253-pound prospect hails from Berlin, Germany and was offered right at the end of the signing period by Dino Babers and staff. His list of interested schools included Penn State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and UMass. In Berlin he played with the Berlin Rebels as a tight end and defensive end. With a frame like that, he also projects a solid offensive tackle prospect as well. A nice characterization of Mang’s recruiting odyssey was done by Audrey Snyder of The Athletic if you want to check that out as well.

As an offensive tackle, Mark Petry adds to a position of desire for the Orange. Technically a JuCo prospect, Petry played a year at Ellsworth Community College after coming to America from Mainz, Germany. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tackle will add some depth to the line and should be another solid get for the staff. Petry was originally a verbal commit to Eastern Michigan, prior to his official visit to the Orange last weekend, which led to the signing day flip.