Gambrils (Md.) Arundel wide receiver Alec Lemon committed to Syracuse back in the summer and he has not looked back since.
Despite Syracuse's struggles on the field and the recent dismissal of Coach Greg Robinson, Lemon is excited about his future and does not plan on changing his mind.
"It hasn't affected me," Lemon said in the aftermath of the school's decision. "I just got done talking to my recruiting coach, Coach (Randy) Trivers. He was told by the athletics director that they're committed to everybody that's committed to them. I'm 100-percent committed to Syracuse."
That's good news for the Orange. The program was off to a relatively slow start with the Class of 2009, and Lemon is a prospect that may be called on to contribute early.
This year he caught 82 passes for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns at Arundel as one of the region's most productive players.
At 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds, Lemon runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds and had received an offer from Delaware before committing to the 'Cuse.
"I haven't really heard from other schools in a while," he continued. "Ever since I committed to Syracuse the recruiting process kind of died off.
"I'm still planning on taking another visit up there (to Syracuse). I'll be going up there on (December) 6 when they have their football banquet. That's when all the recruits are going to be up there."