Syracuse is all linebackers now.
It was a bit lost in the ACC shuffle, but last night linebacker Jason Cabinda of Hunterdon Central in Flemington, NJ committed to Syracuse, making him the fourth linebacker commit for the Orange and sixth overall so far in this class.
Cabinda, who is listed at 6'2", 215 lbs on Scout, holds offers from Boston College (clearly not a dude, oh well), UConn, Maryland, UMass, Navy, and Temple. Clark Lea was the point man on his recruitment.
Cabinda has not been evaluated by Scout, Rivals, or 247, but ESPN lists him as a 3-star prospect with a '74' grade, and has him as the 96th best linebacker prospect in the country. He also plays running back in high school, and rushed for nearly 1500 yards last season.
He made the commitment official on Twitter and Facebook last night, and the staff was quick to
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RT @jasoncabinda: Following my heart and it wants to bleed orange! Syracuse football class of 2018 #orange #cusenation #orangenation 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈— Mike McAllister (@McAllisterOnFox) July 1, 2013
Linebacker U !!!!!!!!!!!!! #cuse14— Eric White (@EricWhiteCuse) July 1, 2013
Also, France is a home game now...
Jason Cabinda is smarter than you...He'll be majoring in finance/brokerage at #SU, is fluent in French, & oh, yea, dominates on the gridiron— Orange Fizz (@OrangeFizz) July 2, 2013
Syracuse is still in on a few big linebacker prospects. The Orange graduate six scholarship players at the position over the next two years, so it doesn't hurt to restock, especially when we have some momentum on the recruiting trail.