The Syracuse Orangemen have a great tradition of fullbacks and recently added a Maryland prospect who has the potential to keep that legacy going.
"Tony is a very athletic player," said Walkersville, Md. head coach Hal Grau of Tony Fiametta, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound fullback/linebacker. "He runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, bench pressed 360 pounds and has a 37-inch vertical jump. Syracuse offered him and he jumped at the chance. He went to their camp and apparently impressed them."
Fiametta impressed Syracuse so much that the Orangemen ignored his injury this season.
"He only played one game this season before he broke his leg, but Syracuse liked him enough to offer anyhow," said Grau. "He was also getting interest from Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. He'll play fullback at Syracuse, but could also play linebacker."
Fiammetta should be ready by the time next season begins. He is almost 90-percent recovered from his injury.
"They should be happy to get him," said Grau. "He has good hands and can make things happen. He's also a good blocker."