With Tyler, Texas quarterback Chance Amie announcing on Monday that he was going to stay close to home and play for Major Applewhite at Houston, the Syracuse football staff is moving on to the next target on the recruiting board: Connecticut signal caller Will Levis.

Levis has had a huge spring and summer, and has seen his profile blow up as much as just about anyone in the northeast, and maybe even the country. With several outstanding camp performances, the 6-foot-4, 222 pound Levis has picked up offers from Florida State, Ole Miss, and North Carolina, in addition to offers from Iowa, Northwestern, and of course Syracuse.

The athletic QB was a standout at last Sunday’s Syracuse camp, where he earned an offer from the Orange after having been firmly on their radar for some time. Levis had previously visited campus and spent time with the coaches in March, and as his profile has soared, so too has his place on the Orange recruiting board.

Levis had one of the most eye-opening athletic performances of the spring at the New Jersey Opening Regional on April 30, in which he became the first QB to ever win the overall Rating MVP with a score of 123.27 after he ran a 4.8 40, boasted a 35.5 inch vertical, and had a 4.09 shuttle time. To say that Levis is a hell of an athlete is a dramatic understatement, in other words.

Last season, Levis threw for 1,972 yards with 19 touchdowns against just five interceptions, while rushing for six more scores, according to MaxPreps. He completed 54.2% of his passes in 10 games and heads into 2017 as the top QB in Connecticut.

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