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Keystone LB picks Syracuse

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone picked up his first pledge last night. The Orangemen's new coach landed the commitment from a linebacker in the Keystone State.
"I committed last night to Coach Marrone and Coach Conley," Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills linebacker Myles Davis said. "Coach Conley was really fired up. He's the linebackers coach and my recruiting coordinator. We have a good relationship and he was real happy that I was the first commit. Since he watched my film, he wanted me to come up there."
What is it about Syracuse that made Davis pick them?
"It's definitely the campus, it was great," he said. "It's also how prestigious the school is and getting a degree from there.
"I do like the fact they are in a rebuilding era. They are starting brand new and from talking to fans they can see a difference already. It's great to be turning a program around."
Davis went on about new head coach Doug Marrone.
"He's a great guy, real honest and he told me through the whole process he'll be as honest as he can and I can tell he's going to be a great coach."
The Orangemen are looking for Davis to fill one of two roles on defense.
"They are looking at me as the strongside or mike linebacker," he said. "They definitely think I can come in and play, most likely compete on special teams next year."
Overall, Davis is happy with his choice.
"It's a great decision I made and it feels like home away from home for me now."
Davis picked Syracuse over an offer from Rutgers.
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