The Orangemen landed a commitment earlier today, as Lewellyn Coker made his decision to play for Syracuse. Coker, 6-1 and 210 pounds, is a linebacker prospect from Harding Warren High School in Ohio that can play inside or out.
"I committed to Syracuse," Coker said. "They offered yesterday and I was excited. I like the school, the program, and I think I fit in well. I also think I can come in and help out. Scheme wise it's very similar to what we do.
"I also like the coaches. Coach (Doug) Marrone is going to turn that program around. They are bringing in some talent and it's exciting to be a part of that. They also turn players into men. I am very happy with this decision."
The season ended 6-3-1 for Coker and his Warren teammates. He had 100 tackles and one interception.
"I think I am a down hill player. My coverage is good but it could be better. I just love playing down hill first. I read the run well and am good at just making the play. I am a big hitter and very physical."
Now that his season is over and his decision has been made, Coker can focus on his future.
"I think I will have a chance to make an impact for them and I can't wait. I mean I feel like Syracuse has been real from the start and I am glad I stuck with them. I had some other options but my main focus is on Syracuse. I am looking forward to playing against West Virginia. Two of my teammates (Mike Dorsey and Davion Rogers) are going there."