June 29, 2011

'Home' like feel led Emerich to SU

To start off the final week of June Syracuse landed their sixth prospect of the month in Schuylkill Haven (Pa.) Blue Mountain offensive guard Jason Emerich.

"They were really excited when I told them. They were telling me how they were interested in me as a person not just a football player."

What exactly led to the Keystone State prospect picking Syracuse?

"I get along with the coaches and I have a good relationship with them. I did get to see some players I have a lot of respect for them and they were great to meet. I have a good relationship going with them and the football program is going in the right direction and they are only going to get better. I just really think it is a great program."

There was no defining moment for Emerich or one item that put the Orange over the top, but rather everything they had to offer.

"I don't know if I could just say one thing, but I definitely got that feeling and I knew it was the right place to go. I did not have a moment, but it was just kind of everything and that told me that Syracuse was the right place for me."

The new Syracuse commitment has been to Syracuse a couple times and when he has visited it is not what the school has to offer, but the location that sticks out to him.

"I visited Syracuse a couple weeks ago and today. The thing that really stuck out to me is that it is kind home like for me. I do not live in a city, so it is more home like for me. It was just different and I did not expect it and that was real nice."

The newest member to Doug Marrone's coaching staff was put in charge of Emerich and that led to Tim Daoust landing his first prospect.

"Coach Daoust was my recruiting coach. I talked to him a lot and he was my go to guy pretty much when I was up there. We were close."

Now that he is a member of the Orange Emerich will be looking for good things out of his new school next season.

"I think they are going in the right direction and I think they are only going to get better. I really think they are going to be pretty darn good this year."

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