- Aug 26, 2011
My general perception is that coaches in the state expect Syracuse to give opportunities to kids that don’t have P5 opportunities but fall all over themselves to push blue chips to ND, OSU, SEC, etc out of state. And that attitude is reflected in the prospects themselves whether explicitly in this case or implicitly.NYS has such a crappy reputation. General consenus is that we don't invest enough, we dont play enough games, we don't have enough competition, we don't have enough coaches working together but there are some talented players here that would be highly touted if they were in states that did all those things.
Marrone put a huge emphasis on NYS and I seriously question whether it was worth it looking back now based on the prospects that were landed in that era.
We landed some quality prospects, Bromley, Reddish, Foy, arguably Broyld and Morgan come to mind but it basically took 2 years to get to that point and we landed a number of prospects prior to that 2011 class that weren’t high level contributors, transferred out or In Cater’s situation were booted out. Marrone basically had to go through the “take on our kids that don’t have opportunities elsewhere and we’ll throw you some bones” cycle.