For the Dino Babers offense to fire on all cylinders, the Orange need an uptick in both pass protection and run blocking. Syracuse added another piece to the puzzle in the trenches today with the commitment of tackle Willem Froumy, who quickly settled on Syracuse after receiving an offer following a strong performance at Syracuse’s camp on Sunday.

Froumy becomes the second offensive line commit of the 2018 cycle, joining 4-star center Tyrone Sampson. At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, and with a background as a power lifter (he’s the Vermont/New Hampshire bench press champion and record holder), Froumy has the size and strength to develop into an outstanding player along the line for the Orange. Froumy plays his high school ball at Exeter High in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Coming from small-town New Hampshire – not exactly a hotbed for football recruiting – Froumy has managed to stay under the radar, but the tools are clearly there for him to become an impact player on the line. The fact that Syracuse was so quick to accept his commitment, particularly when the staff is involved in several high profile linemen, should tell you how highly they regard Froumy’s ability.

For now, Froumy holds offers from schools like Maine, New Hampshire, and UMass, in addition to Syracuse. He’s the second player to commit following Syracuse’s camp, joining Florida wideout Anthony Queeley. Froumy is also the 10th member of the 2018 recruiting class.

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