Talk about a big – and much needed – recruiting victory for Dino Babers and the Syracuse football staff. Chance Amie, who was the program’s top quarterback target in the late spring before pledging to Houston in June, has flipped to the Orange after taking an official visit to Syracuse this weekend.

This is a huge pickup for Syracuse, adding much needed depth at the quarterback spot. Sure, Syracuse has a three year starter in Eric Dungey, and an Elite 11 finalist in Tommy DeVito (not to mention another former highly-regarded recruit in Rex Culpepper), but if there’s one thing Orange fans have to know after the past few years, it’s that you can never have enough good quarterbacks.

Amie, a 6-foot-3, 191 pound signal caller, is the second recent pledge from Tyler, Texas for Syracuse. Tre Allison, another flip, had previously been committed to SMU before picking Syracuse after an official visit. While Allison and Amie played at different high schools, they do know each other, which had to have helped sway Amie in his final decision.

This past season, Amie put up more than 1,400 passing yards with 11 touchdowns along with 15 rushing touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards on the ground. He’s a big, mobile, and very athletic dual threat QB who possesses both a big arm and quick feet. Other offers for Amie before originally picking Houston included Iowa State, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Virginia, and Central Florida, among others.

And there’s more good news here: Amie is going to be an early graduate, so he’s expected to be an early enrollee, giving him a chance to get to Syracuse in the spring (presumably) and go through spring practice, gaining a big head start on learning the system.

Massive recruiting win for Syracuse. Check out Amie’s senior highlights to see for yourself the kind of versatile talent that Babers and his staff are bringing in:

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