If there’s anything that Syracuse football fans have learned over the last few seasons, it’s that you can never have enough good depth at quarterback. That’s why, even with promising freshman Rex Culpepper already on the Hill and Elite 11 finalist Tommy DeVito on the way, the Orange are still going to be looking for more signal callers in 2018.
One of those potential quarterbacks that Dino Babers and his staff are high on is Devin Leary, who yesterday was named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year. The 2018 QB from Timber Creek put together a monster season in leading his team to a state championship.
The numbers that Leary put up this season are simply staggering, setting New Jersey records for passing yards (3,688) and touchdowns (48). Oh, and in 316 pass attempts, he threw only four interceptions all season. In the state championship game, Leary completed 23-of-34 passes for 357 yards with three touchdowns and one of those four picks.
At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, he has a good frame for a high level Division I quarterback, and holds offers from Rutgers, Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College, Iowa, Temple, Kentucky, and Wake Forest, in addition to Syracuse. New Jersey is pretty loaded with high-end QB talent in the class of 2018, with Leary competing against the likes of Artur Sitkowski and Allen Walters for the title of best of the best.
Check out his highlights, and take a look at what a freaking spectacular deep ball he throws…