Bethlehem (Pa.) Freedom offensive tackle Ryan Ehrie committed to Syracuse in early June. However, rumors are swirling regarding a de-commitment since the Orange were left out of the ACC expansion plans. Is it true?
"It's not true at all actually," said the 6-foot-7, 295-pounder. "I'm not sure where that stuff started, but I am still committed to Syracuse. It's a verbal commitment and other schools continue to recruit me, but right now the Syracuse coaches still have a commitment from me."
Ehrie, who also has offers from Indiana and Rutgers, is also receiving offers from some big-time schools but doesn't want to talk about it.
"I'd like to leave it alone," he said. "I am still committed to Syracuse and out of respect for them, that's where things stand."
There is speculation that Ehrie's final decision could based on which teams the Big East adds.
"Syracuse has told us that the Big East could be even stronger than ever after all of this," said Ryan's father, Harry. "They are going after some big-time schools so we'll have to see what happens."