Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 10/1/11
When Syracuse and Rutgers meet on the football field, it’s the culmination of the battles the two schools wage every day on the New York and New Jersey recruiting grounds. The Fizz and fans have been stressing that Doug Marrone needs to finally reel in those big fish from the Empire State and dominate recruiting inside New York. Purchase a “Teach Me How To Dougie” T-Shirt For the ’12 recruiting class, SU has brought in some talent from New York but has swung and missed on the biggest in-state recruits. Jarron Jones was just an hour down the road, but chose Irish green. Brooklyn’s Ishaq Williams also opted for Notre Dame. Chad Kelly of Buffalo is headed down to Clemson. New Jersey has produced top talent for years, but these days the Orange can’t capitalize on it. SU does not have a single commitment from the Garden State. Rutgers is the mirror image of the ‘Cuse. The Scarlet Knights mine their own state well, but haven’t stolen away any elite New York players from SU. Dominating re...
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