The Syracuse Orange coaching staff has been busy, landing two commitments in the span of 24 hours. Running back Jamere Knox committed Tuesday morning while defensive end Zary Stewart jumped on board Monday afternoon.
"I committed around 2 or 3 o'clock yesterday," said Stewart, a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder from Upper Marlboro (Md.) Douglass. "I visited there about a month ago and really liked it. I'm going back for camp later this week, but I wanted to commit before I did. They were the first school to offer me and I like the love they showed me."
Stewart registered 9 sacks as a junior and also plays tight end. He plays basketball in high school as well, but likely won't play at Syracuse.
"I'll play around to stay in shape, but my commitment is to football," he said. "I need to add some weight and get stronger, but I think my quickness is what they liked. But I can play on either side of the ball."
Stewart was also receiving interest from Virginia, Maryland and many D-IAA schools. He's excited about heading north to play football.
"It's a nice area and the coaches seem nice," he said. "But hanging with the players was the key, I really got along with them. It's a good group up there."