Syracuse Football: 2011 Recruiting Recap (Part One)
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Louie Addazio: TE - Buchholz H.S. (FL)
According to ESPN’s recruit rankings, Addazio is Doug Marrone’s top prospect. He is primarily a blocking TE, though, and doesn’t look like he’ll contribute much to the passing game. That being said, Syracuse graduated their three best players at the position, and with Beckett Wales the only TE left with any game experience, Addazio has a chance to see significant playing time if he can prove himself in the spring.
Louiszell Alexander: OL – JUCO College of the Canyons
Alexander is an offensive lineman with two years of junior college experience and prototypical size. He probably translates the best to the tackle position but SU seems set at those positions for the upcoming season. Alexander will be with the Orange for spring practice, and if he can play on the interior of the line, he might have a chance to play in a year.
Adonis Ameen-Moore: RB - J. K. Mullen H.S. (CO)
A bowling ball of a back at 5’10” 210 lbs., Ameen-Moore has a chance to play a similar role in the backfield as Prince-Tyson Gulley last year, only with a totally different skill-set. The Orange lost the pounding running of Delone Carter, and although Antwon Bailey and Gulley are both talented backs, they are mostly scat backs. If Ameen-Moore can learn the offense and hold on to the ball, he’ll be an asset to the Orange offense.
Ashton Broyld: QB - Rush Henrietta High (NY)
Listed as an athlete on most scouting sites, many experts expect Broyld to be a TE or DE when all is said and done. Syracuse Recruiting Coordinator Greg Adkins, however, made it clear in their Signing Day press conference that Broyld will be given a chance to play quarterback first. Broyld was a dynamic player in high school and should find a way to make an impact eventually, at one position or another.
Eric Crume: DT - Detroit Central H.S. (MI)
Crume can be summed up in one word: BIG. His size and strength made him flat out dominant at times in high school, but he might relay on his raw abilities too much. He does stay in pursuit fairly well for a man of his size, but that might be harder for him to do at a collegiate level. But when it comes down to it, Crume will be the biggest D-lineman on the Syracuse roster when he steps on campus, and that is, well, huge for SU.
Kristofer Curtis: OT - Fayette County H.S. (GA)
At 6’4” 293 lbs., Curtis compares well in size to the Orange’s current starting OTs. If he were at a top program, he might be just a touch undersized, but how quick his feet are and how solid his technique is will determine just how good Curtis can be. SU brings back both starters from the 2010 season, so Curtis has plenty of time to develop that technique.
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