Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Syracuse has branded itself as New York’s College Team. Daryl Gross has marketed it, but Doug Marrone has embodied it. He’s used it to dominate the recruiting grounds in NYC, and most importantly Brooklyn. The Fizz has highlighted Marrone’s success in this regard over the last few years. In 2010, HCDM’s first full recruiting class, he reeled in just one recruit from New York that was ranked in the state’s top 10, John Kinder. Over the next two years he brought in five. And on the eve of Ebenezer Ogundeko’s decision day, The Dougie has a chance to bring in three of the state’s top eight recruits in the Class of 2013, all of whom hail from NYC. Year after year more recruits from the Big Apple show up on New York State’s top ranked prospect lists. The talent level in the five boroughs is increasing, and SU is tapping into that. One person tracking this trend is a familiar face to the Fizz Fam, Mr. Shaun Williams - Ishaq’s dad. Williams may seem like an ordinary Syracuse alum. He’s a teacher
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