Before you ask, the answer is no, Syracuse isn’t recruiting Joe Pesci’s character from Goodfellas. And no, the Orange aren’t chasing one of the founding members of The Four Seasons – but they are high on another Jersey boy in quarterback Tommy DeVito of Don Bosco Prep. DeVito is one of several quarterbacks the Orange are hoping to land, and watching his film it’s easy to see why.
DeVito, a 3-star signal caller from one of the top programs in New Jersey (which recently sent Daivon Ellison to Central New York). The 6-foot-2, 190 pound quarterback holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Temple, Maryland, Bowling Green, and Buffalo, in addition to Syracuse. Last season, he led Don Bosco to a state championship while throwing for more than 1800 yards with 17 touchdowns against just five interceptions.
It might be tough to pry DeVito out of New Jersey and home-state Rutgers, especially considering Don Bosco’s offensive coordinator is former Scarlet Knights quarterback Mike Teel. But that doesn’t mean the Orange won’t try to snag the talented field general, who boasts a strong arm and good frame for a rising senior. In addition to being a traditional pocket passer with solid touch and the ability to throw absolute ropes, DeVito also reports a time of 4.7 in the 40, and displays a nice ability to slide around in the pocket to avoid pressure.
Right now, Syracuse is chasing after several high level quarterbacks, with the two most high profile targets being New Yorker Jack Coan and Maryland native Kasim Hill. Rodney Hall, another talented athlete from Michigan, is another QB that’s high on Syracuse’s list. Chances are the Orange will be looking to bring in multiple QBs in this cycle, and they’d be thrilled if DeVito is one of those commitments.